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afi‘ricates, nasal—obstruent, phrasal accent


Among twenty consonants found in Tajio, /tʃ/ and /dʒ/ need a further observation because in Tomini-Tolitoli languages they have been analyzed differently by different researchers. The differences pertain both to the place and manner of articulation. Aspects of Tajio phonology discussed here are nasal-obstruent sequences as well as phrasal accent. Initial nasal-obstruent sequences contradict the sonority sequencing generalization (SSG). The sequence of nasal+obstruent can be interpreted in two ways: as a prenasalized consonant or as a consonant cluster. Tajio does not have lexical (word) stress; rather, it has a phrasal accent. Without lexical stress, the presence of the pitch accent depends on the location of the syllable within the intonational phrase.


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How to Cite

Mayani, L. A. (2015). AFFRICATES, NASAL-OBSTRUENT SEQUENCES AND PHRASAL ACCENT IN TAJIO. Linguistik Indonesia, 34(1), 67–84.