Fortis/lenis, glides and vowels in Quiaviní Zapotec

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Glides in San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec (Otomanguean) are underlyingly moraic and behave as other fortis consonants. Further, this Zapotec variety presents a clear case of [–consonantal] high vowels and [+consonantal] glides, exhibiting different patterns of behavior. This requires us to consider vowels and glides as separate entities in the underlying representation, rather than establishing a distinction between them based on differences in moraicity.

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Zapotec, phonology, fortis and lenis, vowels, glides, phonological weight

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Uchihara, H. & Pérez Báez, G., (2016) “Fortis/lenis, glides and vowels in Quiaviní Zapotec”, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1(1): 27. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.13

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Hiroto Uchihara (Instituto de Investigaciones Filológicas, Universidad Autónoma de México,)
Gabriela Pérez Báez (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution)

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