Sunday, May 1, 2022

A Question about Syllabic Consonants

Is there any language that has a syllabic consonant that, in the language, lacks a non-syllabic equivalent?

E.g. a language whose only lateral is a syllabic consonant, or whose only rhotic is syllabic.

1 comment:

  1. Dan, and some other Southeastern Mande languages, has syllabic ŋ without non-syllabic ŋ (not even allophonically).