The Igbo language does not permit consonant cluster
; and what we find in Owere dialect with respect to gemination does not contradict this stand, as two identical consonants cannot be termed a consonant cluster
Fricatives and consonant clusters
are identified as problematic foreign language phonemes.
The word samkhiltte has a consonant cluster
, either /lt/ or /ltt/, both of which would make position with the short Other than the three loanword examples, only butte and ditte in category 2, aksutte in 3, and battaru in 4 can be tested metrically.
Thus, it seems that when the syllable ends with a voiceless consonant cluster
, the vowel duration does not shorten significantly.
In Tanawal Hindko when possible bipartite consonant cluster
(CC) at intervocalic position in the words is preceded by short vowels; the first C of the intervocalic cluster gets geminated.
Moreover, Full< (1999: 203) claims that late borrowings which entered into Old English after the 9th century were immune to HCL, and there are no traces of the lengthening in words in which the conditioning consonant cluster
is a result of syncope.
reduction is a phonological process that occasionally occurs in compounding, in particular when the final consonant of the first word is the same as the initial consonant of the second, i.
Batibo (1996:38) notes that this is by far the most common method of consonant cluster
nativization in Kiswahili.
The only two definite syllable-internal consonant clusters
found are word-initial tr and dr.
If the second element of this place-name derives from a form of the saint's name Earna/Earnan (Cill'Earn') it seems possible that we have here tentative evidence for a stressed broad vowel before the consonant cluster
rn being realised as a diphthong in Stirlingshire.
The consonant cluster
with the lowest type frequency was/-bC-/, applying to just 112 different lexical items in the corpus of 6,800,000 words.
These features were syllable deletion, g dropping, syllable addition, consonant cluster
movement, monophthongization of diphthongs, substitutions for/th/, consonant cluster
reduction, and postvocalic consonant reduction.