Geminates and Long Consonants in Jordanian Arabic

Khaled H. Abu-Abbas, Wael M. Zuraiq, Osama A. Abdel-Ghafer

Abstract


This paper aims at considering the phonological status of word final geminates in Jordanian Arabic (JA) within Optimality Theory (OT). A ban on trimoraic syllables in the language triggers a process of degemination. A crucial distinction is made between geminates and long consonants based on moraicity. Geminates are moraic while long consonants are not.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v3i1.735

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