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asked 2016-11-20 15:28:38 -0400

Rincewind gravatar image

Are there any languages which have a coda BUT no coda clusters and only onset clusters? Languages like Hdi, where there are only onset clusters but where they violate the sonority sequencing principle, is not what I am looking for. I am after something like "the language has codas, but the only cluster it has is #TR, a plosive+liquid onset cluster".

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answered 2016-11-27 23:03:04 -0400

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Sedang, Spanish, Dakota and Italian might be the languages you are looking for. In these languages, complex onset is allowed but complex coda is not.

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Thank you, that is very helpful.

Rincewind gravatar imageRincewind ( 2016-12-02 03:53:43 -0400 )edit
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