Actas del II Congreso de la Región Noroeste de Europa de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de América Latina (ALFAL)

5.2.1 Rigidity or context resistent integration

Observe the following data.

(4)

The cases in (4) are all unstressed Vocoids preceded by an Obstruent and followed by a Rhotic in the same morpheme (intramorphemic Vocoid). The Vocoid, expressed as a Vowel, does not show a different category under some contextual circumstance. This effect is also found with the examples in (5). The unstressed Vocoid preceded by an Obstruent and followed by a Rhotic in (5) is expressed as a svarabhakti (v). The svarabhakti agrees in High, Back, Low and Round, (Place of Articulation), with an adjacent Vocoid.1

(5)

A Vocoid in a given morpheme can occur therefore differentiated in a token Vowel (4) and another morpheme can occur differentiated as an agreeing svarabhakti (5). I will refer to this morpheme-differentiated pair effect as a "rigidity effect".

1 For spectrographic evidence of this esvarabhakti vocoid, see Quilis (1981:10.2.2.3).


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Volumen 22 (2005)
ISSN: 1139-8736