Cross-linguistic patterns of vowel intrusion

  title={Cross-linguistic patterns of vowel intrusion},
  author={Nancy Hall},
Vowel sounds may be inserted into a word by two mechanisms: insertion of a vocalic articulatory gesture (epenthesis), or retiming of existing gestures to produce a vowel-like transition between consonants (intrusion). I argue that epenthetic vowels are phonological units but intrusive vowels are not. A representation using abstract gestures as well as segments can capture facts about the typology of vowel intrusion. 

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