The CV Treatment of Consonantal Gemintes in Arabic: A Non-Linear Approach

Majid Abdulatif Ibrahim


Several general characteristics of consonantal geminates in phonological theory have been investigating for some years. Scholars have attempted to account for these special properties and to see some of the ways as to how geminate behaves phonologically. The present study is a humble attempt to throw some light on how the CV model of phonology tackles certain aspects of consonantal geminates in Arabic. It concentrates on essential points as to whether geminate consonants are treated as one long segment or as two short independent exponents that are found at syllable junctions.

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