S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) English Language and Literature (영어영문학과) SNU working papers in English language and linguistics SNU working papers in English language and linguistics Vol.04 (2005)
The deletion of [x] in Proto-Germanic and in Old English
- Roh, KeunYoung
- Issue Date
- SNU Working Papers in English Language and Linguistics, Vol.4, pp. 59-72
- the voiceless velar fricative [x]; the [x]-deletion; prosodically weak positions; moraless position
- The voiceless velar fricative [x]. one of allophones of the phoneme /x/, is deleted in Proto-German and in Old English. This papar argues that the [x] Is deleted when posited in three kinds of weak positions at mora, syllable, and foot level simultaneously: in the moraless position, in the onset of non-head syllable, and outside the head foot. Also, it is claimed that even though located in the strong position at the foot level, that is, in the head foot, the [x] is deleted if posited in the weak positions at both mora and syllable level: in the moraless position and in the coda of syllable.