On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 10:10 AM, Dirk Elzinga <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 4:13 AM, Pete Bleackley < > [log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> It occurs to me that ambisyllabicity should mainly be a feature of >> stress-timed languages, since in a syllable-timed or mora-timed language, >> syllable boundaries will be too salient to permit the necessary ambiguity. >> > > Salient in what way? How does one detect a syllable boundary? Salient in that if the consonant is a coda of the preceding syllable it affects that syllable's length, but if it's part of the onset of the following syllable it doesn't affect syllable length. But couldn't geminate consonants in Japanese be considered ambisyllabic?