@ the rule writing:
So they are both used to write the rules out?
Prothesis is a kind of epenthesis so they would both work (epenthesis is just the general term for adding a sound to a word, while prothesis is specifically putting a vowel at the beginning of a word). I just got confused earlier. The thing to know is if you choose to have (C)V(C) as your syllable structure, then *skal cannot be a word but *askal could.
*skal = CCVC (not allowed)
*askal = VC.CVC (allowed)
Okay, to know if my confusion on the matter totally got me thinking about this wrong, a prothetic or empathetic vowel rule with my (C)V(C) can still
make *skal possible? *I got confused with the last page, I'm sorry! >.>*
Or switching my syllable structure to CVCVC would make *a/skal possible.
I'm probably the cause of all the confusion.
Not necessarily. As I said, it also depends on frequency. For instance, if /o/ is twice as common in your language as any other vowel, then it might could be described as "least marked" even though it is rounded.
Oh, I haven't gotten into word building or anything else yet so I don't know which vowel is used the most or will be used the most.
*Well, besides the example words which I built off of. lol*
By "adjoining vowel" I mean the vowel nearest to cluster, regardless of how many consonants intervene.
For /ren/ + /skal/, I imagine the rules would be the same as for /skal/ alone. /a/ would be the "adjoining vowel" in this case.
Oh, being smashed by between consonants won't interfere with it? I think I get it!