Datapoint Sri Lankan Malay/Syllable onsets

As in Example 66, sibilant + stop clusters are present in borrowings, although some speakers introduce an epenthetic vowel. The word karang ('now') derived from skarang is the result of onset cluster simplification.

Values

Onsets at most moderately complex

Example 66-136:
Nyari langit ka agluðuk. Gluðuk baatupəðə jaato suba jo jaði.
Nyari
today
langit
sky
ka
in
a-gluðuk.
prs-thunder
Gluðuk
thunder
baatu-pəðə
stone-pl
jaato
fall
suba
like
jo
foc
jaði.
happen
Today it is thundering. Thunder sounds like falling stones.
Example 66-66:
Skulser pintuyang tərətutup.
Skul-ser
school-sir
pintu-yang
door-acc.def
tərə-tutup.
neg.fin-close
The teacher did not close the door.
Confidence:
Certain