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The segments in the codas are reduced only when there is a cluster. A single segment cluster generally remains unchanged contrary to the ‘no coda’ markedness constraint. Thus, the syllable structure of lexical items of English origin manifested in Krio, like the segment inventory, does not conform to the maximally unmarked structure – CV.

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