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A Grammar of the Dom Language by Syuntaro, T

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Word-initial prenasalisation might have been partial gemination of voiced stops in its nature, whereas non-word-initial prenasalised stops are reanalysed homorganic consonnat clusters consisting of a nasal and a stop. 1 /p/ The default realisation of /p/ is a voiceless bilabial stop. In connected speech, /p/ is voiced and fricativised between vowels. 2 /b/ /b/ is a prenasalised voiced bilabial stop. In most attested cases, /b/ in the non-word-initial position is preceded by a nasal consonant as follows.

Painapol∼£Ďpainapot ‘pineapple’ c. £Ďraskol∼£Ďraskot ‘rascal’ Considering the phonotactics of native words suggesting that they were once (not far back in history) in complementary distribution, morphophonological alternation between /s/ and /t/, and the perturbation pattern among /s/, /t/ and /l/ found in loanwords it seems plausible that /s/, /t/, and /l/ were allophones ([s], [t] and [l]) of one phoneme /t/, which used to be realised as [s], [t] or [l] after application of the following rules.

Either stress or pitch can serve as phonetic correlates of accents, while the word constitutes the accentual domain. In the case of tone, pitch is the phonetic correlate, while the tonal domain can be a syllable, a foot∗4 or a word. 4. Recently, the situation in the tonology of New Guinean languages changed. As Donohue put it: ∗4 Two languages of Papua New Guinea, Yabem and Bukawa, may demonstrate the foot-level tone. 4 Tones 33 domain word phonological contrast location phonetic correlates stress pitch patterns foot syllable morpheme=syllable Russian Tokyo Japanese Dom Yabem Bukawa Chuave?

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