118 Syllable onsets

This feature is described more fully in chapter 118.


Syllable onsets, i.e the initial parts of syllables which precede the vowel, may show different degrees of complexity. The three values distinguished in this feature represent the increasing complexity of syllable onsets. On an implicational scale, languages with more complex onset types seem to also have all the less complex types.


Philippe Maurer and the APiCS Consortium


Only simple onsets10
Onsets at most moderately complex25
Onsets may be complex41

Language Value Lexifier Details Source
Id Primary text Analyzed text Gloss Translation Type Language Audio Details