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Compensatory lengthening by vowel and consonant loss in early Friulian

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dc.contributor.author Prieto Vives, Pilar, 1965-
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-29T08:56:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-29T08:56:27Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.citation Prieto Vives, P. Compensatory lengthening by vowel and consonant loss in early Friulian. Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics. 1992;2:205-44
dc.identifier.issn 1132-256X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/32185
dc.description.abstract The majority of Romanists have recognized that the Romance languages that have developed a length conirast in the vocalic system have done so through a process called open-syllable lengthening, that is, stressed vowels in open syllables automatically lengthened (Lausberg (1985). However, this is not the case in northern Italian dialects like Friulian or Milanese, where we observe contrasts like the following: FINITU > [finí:t] vs. FINITA > [finíde]. What has traditionally been interpreted in the Friulian case is that vowels lengthened before word-final voiced consonants. This article shows that the lengthening process attested in Early Friulian is better understood if we adopt a moraic conception of the syllable and syllabic weight. It is proposed that vowel lengthening is triggered by the loss of the final vowels: while FINITU deletes the last vowel and compensates the preceding vowel, FINITA does not drop the final vowel and, consequently, the vowel remains short.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
dc.relation.ispartof Catalan Working Papers in Linguistics. 1992;2:205-44
dc.rights © Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
dc.subject.other Furlà -- Fonètica
dc.title Compensatory lengthening by vowel and consonant loss in early Friulian
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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