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Matthew Barnett skrev:
> Kjell Rehnström wrote:
>> The Latvian word "putns" has two syllables as the -n- also is a vowel 
>> here, forming a syllable! If you can add a vowel instead of the -s 
>> then the -n- isn't syllabic anymore: putna.
>>
> English has "isn't", "wasn't", "haven't"...
>
It struck me that the Swedish for "the cat" is pronounced with a vocalic 
n in som varieties of Swedish. So instead of "katten" as it is written 
and mostly pronounced, you will also hear "*kattn", where n is a 
syllable of its own.

Kjell R