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Epenthetic glides in Taqbaylit

Amazigh Bedar
Lucie Quellec


This paper aims to offer an extra-phonological analysis for a purely phoneticphonological phenomenon: epenthetic glides in Taqbaylit. In this language, both epenthetic glides [j] and [w] may appear in specific contexts and are usually considered a hiatus-repairing strategy. We will discuss the different contexts where all types of glides appear and focus on the glides that are not lexically motivated. More precisely, we will discuss the epenthetic glides that surface at the junction between a noun/verb and their clitics. We aim at explaining and formalizing the distribution of epenthetic glides, whose motivation goes beyond phonology.


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Amazigh Bedar, Lucie Quellec, Laurence Voeltzel. Epenthetic glides in Taqbaylit. Journal of african languages and literatures, 2021, 2, pp.1-29. ⟨10.6092/jalalit.v2i2.8019⟩. ⟨hal-03682791⟩
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