Taba and Roma: clusters and geminates in two Austronesian languages
AuthorHAJEK, J.; Bowden, J.
Source TitleProceedings, XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
University of Melbourne Author/sHajek, John
AffiliationArts: School of Languages
Document TypeConference Paper
CitationsHajek, J., & Bowden, J. (1999). Taba and Roma: clusters and geminates in two Austronesian languages. In, Proceedings, XIVth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco.
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Some lesser-known Austronesian languages, such as Taba and Roma, with relatively simple phonological inventories, nevertheless have very complex phonotactic structures. The presence of a wide range of typologically unusual cluster combinations in word-initial position has important implications for generally accepted notions about Austronesian languages and about segment sequencing and the sonority hierarchy.
Keywordslanguage universals; Taba; Roma; Austronesian; phonotactic structure; cluster; linguistic typology; Leti; Greenberg
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