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.
Zapotec, phonology, fortis and lenis, vowels, glides, phonological weight
How to Cite
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