Absence of syllabic consonant in Pakistani English

Asma Iqbal, Malik Haqnawaz Danish


The study will investigate the absence of syllabic consonants in Pakistani English. The study pays attention to the phonological environment in which the absence of a syllabic consonant takes place. To  check this phenomenon, samples have been  collected from an educated community  which  has  enough background  knowledge  of  Linguistics. We  analyzed  this phenomenon in all those words which have "LE sound at the end. Spectrograms have been materialized in order to show the feature of vowel insertion in syllabic consonant and make it a regular syllable. The study proves that the Pakistani English speakers speak any word which has syllabic consonant in it, by converting it into a regular syllable. This study is useful because it proves this phenomenon scientifically that the feature of syllabic consonant is absent in Pakistani English. It boosts perception based opinion after the scientific results by using the PRAAT and thus validates last claims. The study is beneficial to set the standard of Pakistani English. The study will help those scholars to set the standard of Pakistani English. When they are going to introduce a new emerging variety of Pinglish, this phenomenon would be helpful in setting the spellings of all those words having syllabic consonant in it according to the need and accent of Pakistanis.

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