Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 27 13:53:27 UTC 2008

At 10/26/2008 01:45 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>...and there may be a minimal pair, distinguished suprasegmentally,
>between "catnap(p)ed" 'slept for a short period' vs. "catnap(p)ed"
>'abducted a feline for monetary gain'; the test is whether one can
>say "Catnapping is a crime, but catnapping is OK" with appropriately
>disambiguating stress/rhythm.

Interesting -- I do disambiguate.


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