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This publication examines the distribution of Blackfoot /s/, which differs from that of all different consonants. Clusters of greater than consonants ensue in simple terms with /s/, and clusters of greater than 3 consonants happen purely with geminate /ss/. The Blackfoot syllable seems overwhelmingly easy, with /ss/ clusters being the single outliers. whereas all different geminates take place among vowels, geminate /ss/ frequently happens earlier than, after, or among different consonants. This booklet describes the distribution of /s/ in Blackfoot, after which proposes that this distribution could be accounted for via positing that /s/ is inherently moraic in Blackfoot, a declare often reserved just for vowel segments. This publication additionally proposes that due to this inherent moraicity, /s/ can act as a syllable nucleus in Blackfoot. eventually, those claims are tested in the framework of Optimality conception.

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