* And Rosta ([log in to unmask]) [000221 10:17]: > I suggest that the actual rule is: > > Case endings must follow a branching rime. [= a heavy syllable] > > The suffix "-e" is therefore specified thus: > > R O + R > / \ | | > X X X X > | > e A quick overview of structures like these can be found in the book at http://www.sil.org/americas/mexico/ling/Phonology-Marlett/E004-Phon.htm, specifically chapters 34-36. I like what I've seen of this book so far, it seems well suited for our purposes as it is more of a `phonology for field-linguists' or `applied phonology' than it is a dry and theoretical deep-dive into some phonological theory or other, generative or not. It seems a bit on the light side when it comes to stress and intonation :( The appendices are nice too, but there doesn't seem to be a bibliography for the entire thing, but one per section instead. Plus there are footnotes and not endnotes; can't stand the latter :) t.