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6 other distinctive vowels); with PerceOcl, it is possible to evaluate the identification of stops, from 30 minimal pairs (6 stops x 5); with PerceFric, it is possible to evaluate the identification of fricatives, considering 30 contrasting pairs (6 fricatives x 5) and; finally, with PerceSon, it is possible to evaluate the identification of the sonorants, from 42 contrasting pairs (7 sonorants (3 nasals and 4 liquids) x 6).
But they imply defensively that the Constab has been forced, against his will, to be hard on "me own kith an' kin"; the alliteration of sonorant in- and fricative s-sounds in lines 11-12 ("mus'"-"me"-"mus'") stresses his sense of powerlessness and compulsion.
As for coronals, it seems that there is an effect of manner, because pairs of coronal obstruents and pairs of coronal sonorants have much lower O/E's than pairs with members from the two manner classes.
Since the sequences in question always cross a syllable boundary, and since an obvious difference between stops and fricatives is the difference in sonority, we may look to the Syllable Contact Law (Murray and Vennemann 1983; Vennemann 1988), which requires an onset consonant to be less sonorant than a preceding coda consonant, to provide an answer.
Eschewing both the traditional line, going back to Murray (1873: 52), that Older Scots <Vi, Vy> spellings represent the merger of monophthongs and diphthongs ending in /i/, and the post-Kniesza (1982) line that monophthongisation only took place late, he reveals it as a multi-stage process, already possible in words that had ON/OE doublets like again, them, and in items with OE, ON /aej [epsilon]j/ before sonorants (p.
Thus defined, they do not constitute a natural class; (2) "rhotic" is merely a cover term for minimally specified consonantal sonorants (3)--a subset of those that do not fit into the classes of nasals and laterals and so lack any manner specification.
The relevant phonemes: vowels, sonorants, h, and voiced fricatives, have a common feature of performance: continuity.
a form of weakening involving a relaxation of muscle tension during articulation of a consonant, usually between two vowels or sometimes between two sonorants, e.
It is argued that a number of distributional gaps affecting some syllabic sonorants and the occurrence of certain syllabic consonants in casual speech styles is better accounted for within a non-linear sonority-based approach.
It should be borne in mind that, in the cases of column C of Table 4, C2 represents a specific subset of examples which, in spite of respecting the constraint of vocalic nuclei (see (4a)), do not agree with other important phonotactic constraints of EP, since they show codas potentially filled by obstruents or by sonorants unallowed in coda position.
Most of these clusters include the nasal and sonorants l, r, n, or y as one of the components.
The lenition of stops between sonorants is a process that is relatively common cross-linguistically.