Syllabic Consonants in Berber: Some New Evidence

  title={Syllabic Consonants in Berber: Some New Evidence},
  author={François Dell and Mohamed Eldmedlaoui},
The starting point of this article is syllabification in the Tashlhiyt dialect of Berber of the Imdlawn valley, seventy kilometers northeast of the city of Taroudant, in the Western Higher Atlas. One of us (ME) is a native Speaker of that dialect, which will henceforth be referred to äs ITB. Complex consonant clusters are a common occurrence in ITB, not only at the underlying level but also at the phonetic level. Indeed, it is not difficult to find utterances which do not contain a single vowel… 
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