- Finnish phonotactics
phonotacticsof the Finnish languagenatively permit syllables of form CVCC and CVVC at maximum, e.g. tors-tai, vaah-to. More importantly, a word must contain at least two voiced morae. [http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WKT-4G9929X-1&_coverDate=07%2F31%2F2005&_alid=391642355&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_qd=1&_cdi=6915&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000049220&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=952938&md5=f35d7af9e0aaf058d93ebcd8621f098e] Particularly important is the distinction between long and short vowels. A speciality is /h/ in the syllable coda, irrespective of vowel length, e.g. "pika" "fast", "pihka" "resin", "piika" "maid", and as mentioned above, "vaahto". Loans may include similar initial clusters as English, e.g. "strutsi".
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