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  • The morphology of Romanian palatalization
    Author Dézsi, Melinda
    Issue Vol. X/2008/2
    Category Iuvenilia
    DOI 10.1556/Verb.10.2008.2.11
    Pages pp. 437-448
    Keywords Romanian, palatalization, palatalized consonants, a;xation, morphology
    Abstract In this paper, I will argue that the asyllabic /i/ - a recurrent inflectional element in final position in Romanian words - is not a phoneme of the Romanian vowel system. I will present arguments which sustain that the morphological marker -i leads to the palatalization of the preceding consonant, resulting in a positional allophone of the consonant phoneme in complementary distribution with it.