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-gkr-  /acigkru/ `scab’
-pl-  /rpla/ `shade’
-mbl- /mamble/ `peas’
-kl-  /kįdikléyk/ `shooting star’
-gbl- /tapgmlā/ `desert’
-kw- /rįkwįg/ `rabbit’
-gsy-  /d gsyāko/ `cinnamun’
-bkr- /macįbkrł/  `cow’


`epidemic worship’ 

Tetraconsonantal Clusters :
These occurs only medially. There are three patterns.



C1C2-C3C4 type where C1 C2 can form an independent final cluster and C3 C4 an initial one.
-ygbr-  /thréygbréyg/ `mongoose’
-ygbl- /macéygblįą/ `flood’




C1 -C2C3C4 type where C2C3C4 should a potential initial cluster.
-khr-  /nįmikhrč/  `matchstick’
`a game (bamboo cutting)


Homorganic nasal + Consonant cluster.


`common striped squirrel’ 

Pentaconsonantal Cluster :

Occurs medially and only one has been
observed. The cluster is of C1C2-C3C4C5 type.





 Structure of the Syllable :
A syllable consists of a vocalic nucleus and attached consonants and carries an obligatory tone. Letting N stand for the nucleus, C1 for the consonant or consonant cluster preceding it and C2 for the consonant or consonant cluster following it, the structure of the syllable can be symbolized as + C1 + N + C2. C1 is called the onset of the syllable and C2 the coda. In the absence of C2, the syllable termed an open syllable,
Ex :

`tawny frogmouth’

and in the presence of C2, it is termed a closed syllable.


The tone does not play any significant role in determining the syllabic structure.


Syllabic Boundary (Marked with a raised wedge):
The determination of syllabic boundary depends on two factors.


In the case of monosyllabic morphemes the syllabic boundary coincides with the morpheme boundary.



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