Datapoint Berbice Dutch/Syllable onsets

CC onset clusters consist of:
(a) obstruent + liquid;
(b) obstruent + glide;
(c) s + voiceless stop;
(d) s + sonorant.
CCC onset clusters consist only of s + voiceless stop + r.
CC clusters are attested both word-initially and word-medially. It is not clear whether CCC clusters appear word-internally. For instance, it is possible that the word astranti is syllabified as.tran.ti - no judgments are available on this.

Values

Onsets may be complex

Example 28-195:
springhan; strafu; skrifu; astranti
springhan;
grasshopper
strafu;
punish
skrifu;
write
astranti
mischievous
grasshopper; punish; write; mischievous

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 294

Example 28-196:
plɛkɛ; prusinti; blutu; bwaru; trou; twentiki; drai; glofu; klup; kreu; kwɛkɛ; grun; gwama; floiti; frifu; slem
plɛkɛ;
place
prusinti;
present
blutu;
blood
bwaru;
keep
trou;
marry
twentiki;
twenty
drai;
turn
glofu;
believe
klup;
knock
kreu;
cry
kwɛkɛ;
basket
grun;
green
gwama;
mix
floiti;
whistle
frifu;
rub
slem
cleverness
place; present; blood; keep; marry; twenty; turn; believe; knock; cry; basket; green; mix; whistle; rub; cleverness

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 553-677

Example 28-57:
di en bara moi ka
di
the
en
one
bara
arm/hand
moi
good
ka
neg
His one hand is not good.

Source: Kouwenberg 1994a: 564

Confidence:
Very certain