Consonant Clusters
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1. Introduction

Consonant clusters like *pr-, *sn- and *-ks are postulated by various scholars for Old Chinese (OC). The debate about their existence and inventory runs through the modern history of Chinese historical phonology and remains the most thorny and interesting aspect of the field. In recent reconstruct…

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Xun GONG and Yunfan LAI, “Consonant Clusters”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 24 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000104>
First published online: 2015



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