I'm trying to figure out the simplest rules to describe the following:
[s] —> [š] / __[i]
i.e. s becomes š before an /i/
At the moment I have:
[+strident] -> [-anterior] / __ [+son, +high]
is this correct?
I'm still not sure about how to put it in the most general, concise way. I've seen other rules that achieve the same result, the most complicated being:
[-son, -voice, anterior, cont] --> [-anterior, -back, -delrel] / __[+son, +high]
We haven't really touched on [delrel] yet, but I assume it's 'fricativisation' (?). Basically, I'm still unsure about what is and is not necessary to include to make the rule as general and concise as possible.
Link to the dataset is here: http://www.uiowa.edu/~c103112/lamba.pdf (not my school, but same data).