Comparable cases of word-final consonant epenthesis in several other varieties of english, both the so-called new englishes and inner circle varieties, and provide an account of the details of epenthesis with respect to which they differ. Epenthesis definition: the insertion of a vowel to break up a cluster comment: the speed of movement needed to produce a transition from one consonant to another in a cluster can be slowed by the insertion of a vowel. Consonant epenthesis and the problem of unnatural phonology bert vaux, harvard university [email protected] yale university linguistics colloquium september 16, 2002 1. Consonant epenthesis and hypercorrection bert vaux harvard university lsa, washington, dc january 5, 2001 the behavior of epenthetic consonants has received a great deal of attention in the recent phonological literature because of the significantly different ways in which it is treated by constraint-based and rule-based theories and because of the formal consequences attendant on the.
First, many rules of consonant epenthesis are restricted, at their origins, to either word-initial position, intervocalic position, or word-final position in this case, the description in (1) is inaccurate. In consonant clusters and the occurrence of epenthesis after clusters ending in stops evidence is presented that speakers whose native languages disallow cc syllable codas show a preference for phonetic release when producing these clusters. Within the realm of natural history, glide epenthesis and laryngeal epenthesis are two distinct subtypes with different phonetic and phonological profiles in the domain of unnatural histories, significant correlations are observed between consonants subject to coda weakening and those involved in epenthesis. A sound change with l2 origins: word-final vowel epenthesis ng e-ching [email protected] national university of singapore 9 january 2017.
Uses epenthesis arises for a variety of reasons the phonotactics of a given language may discourage vowels in hiatus or consonant clusters, and a consonant or vowel may be added to make pronunciation easier. On arabic speakers of english, are consonant cluster deletion and vowel epenthesis the latter can be further divided into (i) anaptyxis, that is when a vowel is inserted 1. The english channel to the west, and departmental road 901 to the east contact with other consonants thus, vowel epenthesis in vp appears to play the same role.
In our study, this was also shown by the subjects who produced epenthetic vowels both within consonant clusters and after word-final consonants. Adapts an english consonant cluster, the cluster must be simplified to meet this constraint vowel epenthesis can repair the syllable structure, as in (1. The influence of preceding consonant on perceptual epenthesis in japanese wakayo mattingley (university of canterbury), elizabeth hume (university of canterbury. The effects of epenthesis on spelling epenthesis occurs frequently, both in legal and in lay language the addition of an i before the t in speciality is an example the pronunciation of jewelry as 'jewelery' is a result of epenthesis, as is the pronunciation 'contentuous' for contentious.
The term epenthesis may also be used to refer to the addition of segmental material to satisfy a morphological template, or minimal word length requirement theoretically, epenthesis may occur as the result of a phonological, morphological, or phonetic rule. Process of epenthesis may repair a phonotactically illegal sequence, it is also conceivable that in a production task (by english speakers), the repair actually concerns the coordination of gestures. The current study examines japanese loanwords from english in the framework of optimality theory (ot) the goal of this study is to investigate which vowels native japanese-speaking borrowers epenthesize and when they delete consonants in modifying english source words. Consonants induce a greater frequency of epenthesis than do non-coronal consonants if we further divide the coronals into two sub-groups, an even more interesting pattern develops: coronal continuants trigger more epenthesis than do the other coronals. Vowel epenthesis and consonant deletion in loanwords: a study of akan by kwasi adomako master`s thesis in theoretical linguistics lin - 3990 department of language and linguistics faculty of.
Consonant epenthesis is different in its motivation it arises in order to provide a more consonantal syllable coda there are some words in english originally which ended in an alveolar nasal or an /s/ and which developed an epenthetic stop after the final segment. The epenthesis in pakistani english has been analysed at four positions: word initial, between consonant clusters at word initial and final position, before syllable consonants and at the word. Epenthesis most often occurs within unfamiliar or complex consonant clusters for example, the name dwight is commonly pronounced with an epenthetic schwa between the /d/ and the /w/ , and many speakers insert schwa between the /l/ and /t/ of realtor. English hamster / epenthesis often breaks up a consonant cluster or vowel sequence not permitted by the phonotactics of a language.
Epenthesis [stress: 'e-pen-the-sis'] the insertion of a sound or letter into a word or phrase an epenthetic vowel can be added to break up a consonant cluster, as in hiberno-irish 'fillim' for film. Epenthesis in liquid+consonant clusters in scots 158 r, being truly consonantal, has not the same gliding effect before consonants as in english. The theory is illustrated by analyses of consonant epenthesis in dutch, english, faroese, madurese, mongolian, and washo iv dedication to the memory of georgiy.