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The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants$
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Haruo Kubozono

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198754930

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198754930.001.0001

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Geminates and weight-manipulating phonology in Chuukese (Trukese)

Geminates and weight-manipulating phonology in Chuukese (Trukese)

(p.230) 10 Geminates and weight-manipulating phonology in Chuukese (Trukese)
The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonants

Stuart Davis

Oxford University Press

One of the main controversies regarding the phonology of geminates is whether geminates are best represented as being underlyingly moraic or as being a single consonant linked to two C-slots. One language that has played a major role in the discussion of geminate representation is the Micronesian language Chuukese, also known as Trukese. After reviewing the arguments for the moraic representation of Chuukese geminates, this chapter develops a comprehensive optimality-theoretic analysis of Chuukese quantity-manipulating phonology that includes an analysis of initial geminates, final mora deletion, syllable weight, the minimal word effect, compensatory lengthening, geminate throwback, and cases of variation.

Keywords:   geminates, initial geminates, Chuukese (Trukese), mora, syllable weight

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