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No geminate consonants
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Frisian only has single consonants and no geminates. Following a short vowel, however, Frisian does have word-internal ambisyllabic consonants, resulting from the demand that the rhyme of a word-internal syllable be confined to a minimum of two positions (see also degemination).

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The vowels are subdivided along a qualitative and a quantitative dimension. The latter does not play a role for consonants. Frisian only has single consonants and no geminates, so the long vowels have no consonantal counterpart.

The word-internal rhyme of a syllable in Frisian is confined to a minimum of two positions, as is expressed by the Rhyme Constraint. This means that a consonant between a full vowel and schwa is syllabified as ambisyllabic (see Haan (1999)). In words like modder/modər/[modr̩]mud, leppel/lɛpəl/[lɛpl̩]spoon, and wetter/vɛtər/[vɛtr̩]water, word-internal /d/, /p/, and /t/ belong to both the coda of the left-hand and the onset of the right-hand syllable. They have a longer duration than when occurring word-initially or word-finally. Their ambisyllabicity is enforced by the shortness of the left-hand (full) vowel. The difference between a short and a long consonant, therefore, is contextually determined — there is a complementary distribution —, so it is never distinctive.

Sipma (1913:14, §50) notes that a consonant may become lengthened when, in exclamative expressions, the word it is part of is emphasized, as in It is in griis![ɡr:i:s]it's a great pity, it's a downright shame!lit: It is a horror! and It is al wier![ɔl:]it is!, it does!lit.: really true. The consonant's longer duration here is a matter of phonetic implementation.

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Sipma (1913) also notes that exclamativity may be achieved by the insertion of schwa between plosive and liquid: it is in griis[ɡəri:s] This yields a longer duration for the word as a whole.

References:
  • Haan, Germen J. de1999Frisian monophthongs and syllable structureUs Wurk4819-30
  • Sipma, Pieter1913Phonology and Grammar of Modern West FrisianLondon, New YorkOxford University Press
  • Sipma, Pieter1913Phonology and Grammar of Modern West FrisianLondon, New YorkOxford University Press
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