Does /z/ become [nz] after /n/ like the others? Kind of a gap if not. I suppose you could explain this away by a yet-to-be illustrated restriction -- provided that the language isn't purely isolating. If it were SUCH, though, you COULD say the /z/ assimilates the coda-N: /-n z-/ = /-z-/.Frislander wrote: ↑01 Oct 2018 22:55/p t s ɬ k/
/b ɾ z l g/
The voiced vs. voiced obstruent contrast is limited to intervocalic position. Initially only voiceless obstruents are found, while after nasals only voiced ones are found, and additionally /nb nɾ nl ng/ are realised as [mb nd nː ŋg].
/i ɨ u/
Syllable structure is limited to (C)V(n), where vowel-initial syllables are restricted to word-initial position, while the coda nasal may only cluster with voiced obstruents subject to the above assimilations.
Stress is contrastive, but it is restricted by a coda-n; in a word with only open syllables the stress may appear anywhere in the word, but a word with a closed syllable will have stress on the closed syllable (with words with multiple closed syllables the stress may go on any of the closed syllables).
By the way, DO voiceless obstruents become voiced when met up with coda-N? Is it based on happenstance?