Its cues are more perceptible prevocalically (consonant occurring before a vowel) than at preconsonantal
(sound occurring before a consonant) position.
2-7 Rona-Tas examines the status of the reconstructed WOT segments by position in the word: initial, intervocalic, preconsonantal
, postconsonantal, and final.
Allophony of the denti-alveolar fricative phoneme /s/ in coda, preconsonantal
position in the speech of Santiago (Chile) professionals
There seem to be two reliable examples of the development PU *c > PMari *c: PU *e/ica > PMari *ica > MariE iza, MariW aza 'older brother' (UEW 78) and PU *pVc(V)l/rV- > PMari *picalma > MariW pazalma 'rowan' (UEW 376); note that the consonant cluster in MariE pszle, pizle 'rowan' must have secondarily arisen through syncope, as in this form z unexpectedly occurs in preconsonantal
12) In the following this morpheme will be represented in the form of its preconsonantal
allomorph me for the sake of simplicity of presentation.
lt;b, p, c, d>, the second containing words with non-initial <h>, especially in the cluster <th> plus the noun isle, the third one contains words with initial <h->, and the fourth group embraces words with preconsonantal
Also, a preconsonantal
nasal functions as a syllabic peak.
12) Although most analyses of present-day Bantu languages propose that the syllable break appears before a nasal cluster, Downing (2005) argues that the preconsonantal
nasal is syllabified as a coda.
The more difficult two-letter and two-sound consonant blends are the next features that appear in invented spelling, followed by preconsonantal
nasals--such as the 'n' in 'pink'.
a retroflex "r" medially and finally, and I doubt very much that he ever bothered to exchange it for the very weak preconsonantal
sound that, in my opinion, was characteristic of contemporary London speech.
The voicing of the sibilant (*s > z) is regular in a voiced context, and the loss of preconsonantal
*j appears to be regular as well, at least before coronal consonants.
There are prevocalic and preconsonantal
allomorphs of the ergative markers.