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Title:Pharyngeal related non-lexical vowels in Sephardic Modern Hebrew
Authors:Itsik Pariente
Comment:Published at Linguistics in Amsterdam
Abstract:This paper examines non-lexical vowels in Sephardic Modern Hebrew. It is argued that two kinds of vowel, which are triggered by the pharyngeal consonants, should be identified: (a) true epenthetic vowels that emerge on the surface to repair illicit (marked) syllable structures. (b) 'Echo-vowels' that are created by overlapping a vowel and a pharyngeal consonant. These vowels do not repair illicit syllable structures, but rather ease the perception of clusters containing a pharyngeal. These vowels are not syllabic and phonological processes ignore them.

Type:Paper/tech report
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