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rDzongkha does something similar, IIRC. But it went a different way in that
the consonant clusters simplified, so instead of having CVC.CVC, you have
CV.CV.
See Wikipedia! It can explain so much better than I can.

Eugene

On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Alex Fink <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I had a morphophonological idea while walking to campus the other day.  One
> might have a language with, say, maximal CVC syllable structure, but in
> which typical words are composed of CCV units, which are syllabified by
> transferring the initial C of each word into the syllable of the final V of
> the last word: so /ba tgude mdaska lti/ [bat .gu.dem .das.kal .ti] or
> whatever.
> Maybe syllable boundaries by themselves aren't detectable enough to make
> this interesting: so you might have some ramification of the syllable
> types,
> like weight-dependent stress, that is ordered following this C shunting; or
> you might have VC pairs that react when they come in contact in a syllable;
> or you might have occasional word-final Cs that, when they get a C shunted
> onto them by a preceding word, invoke syllable-internal cluster resolution
> rules yielding sandhi-type outcomes, which sandhi would fail to happen
> across heterosyllabic junctures.
>
> Is there ANADEW for this, or anything like it?  Anyone done something like
> this in a conlang?
> For that matter, is there some theory that says that this sort of thing
> shouldn't ever happen?  (I don't know what consequences the phonological
> word has in practice, but I could well imagine that it might not find this
> copacetic.)
>
> Alex
>