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Vowel epenthesis and consonant deletion in loanwords : a study of Akan
(Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2008-06-02)
In this thesis, I discuss loanword adaptation in Akan. I show that in Akan loanword adaptation, two major phonological processes such as vowel epenthesis and consonant deletion apply. While vowel epenthesis occurs in word-initial clusters, word-medial clusters and word-final obstruents/clusters, consonant deletion applies to only word-final clusters. The sonority level of the target consonants ...