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The Effect of Mora-Timing on the Duration of Vowels Preceding Geminate Consonants
|Title:||The Effect of Mora-Timing on the Duration of Vowels Preceding Geminate Consonants|
|Authors:||Faehndrich, Burgel R.M.|
|Date Issued:||01 Apr 2005|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics|
|Citation:||Faehndrich, Burgel R.M. 2005. The Effect of Mora-Timing on the Duration of Vowels Preceding Geminate Consonants. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 36(3).|
|Series:||University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics|
|Abstract:||This paper investigates the relationship among geminate consonants, preceding vowels, and timing in different types of languages. While it has generally been assumed that a predictable relationship between the geminates and preceding vowels exists only in syllable-timed languages, I show that the relationship is also (to a certain degree) predictable in mora-timed languages. However, while in syllable-timed languages vowels are shortened before geminate consonants, in mora-timed languages they are lengthened. I argue that this lengthening is due to the presence of a bimoraic foot in the mora.timed languages investigated here.|
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