ROSALSKY, ALEXAName: Alexa Rosalsky
Title of Project: 
Hap-py not Ha-py: Causes of Ambisyllabic Consonant Lengthening in English.
Advisor: Anya Lunden
Honors Department: Linguistics

Some consonants belong to more than one syllable. They are measurably, not perceptibly longer than other consonants. For my honors thesis, I will investigate the causes of this phenomenon.

Hometown: Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Hobbies: I am a member of the fencing team and spend way too much time baking.
Fun Fact: It pains me to admit it, but I can’t wink.

 

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