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Title:The Syllable Shape of Al-Ahsa dialect: an OT Perspective
Authors:Abdullah Aljumah
Abstract:This work discusses the syllable structure of Al-Ahsa dialect. Al-Ahsa dialect is a variation of Arabic which prohibits initial consonant cluster but allows complex codas and geminates. OT (Prince & Smolensky 1993) framework is adopted and provides a complete analysis of the syllable structure in Al-Ahsa dialect. It is has been concluded that Al-Ahsa dialect exhibit no initial consonant clusters but allows complex codas and geminates.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1