Emma wrote:*and the first rule with the word boundary # can be split, correct? :oops: *
I'm not sure what you're asking.
Emma wrote:The second rule simply says that a vowel is deleted when it comes before another vowel, regardless of where this is.
Regardless of where it is...?
In contrast to the first rule, which specifies that the consonants must be word-initial. If we didn't have that specification, then a word like renzin would be split into *renVzin because the structure is CVCCVC.
Emma wrote:*Well my friend and I have come to a tough spot. She doesn't want elision, I do. :lol: She wants epenthesis (using a glide) or avoidance by adding another consonant in the hiatus situation
Those are both forms of epenthesis. The consonant involved doesn't have to be a glide; common epenthetic consonants include [h] (a fricative) and [ʔ] (a stop).