The Phonetic Organization of Early Germanic

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Abstract

The article deals with segmentation and stress in early Germanic. An attempt is made to isolate minimal prosodic units of Germanic, not traditional syllables. These units are then analyzed in terms of morae and phonemes. Alternations by the Akzentumsprung and Verner's law are interpreted as indicating that early Germanic had sentence rather than word stress. © 1990, Society for Germanic Linguistics. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-22
Number of pages22
JournalAmerican Journal of Germanic Linguistics and Literatures
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990

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