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Table 5

Predicted preferences for each test pairing if Sibilant Harmony and First-Last Assimilation grammars were internalized

ConditionsPairs
FL/*SH vs. *FL/*SH (e.g., [s . . . ∫ . . . s] vs. [s . . . s . . . ∫]) FL/SH vs. *FL/*SH (e.g., [s . . . s . . . s] vs. [s . . . s . . . ∫]) FL/SH vs. FL/*SH (e.g., [s . . . s . . . s] vs. [s . . . ∫ . . . s]) 
SH No preference [s . . . s . . . s] > [s . . . s . . . ∫] [s . . . s . . . s] > [s . . . ∫ . . . s] 
FL [s . . . ∫ . . . s] > [s . . . s . . . ∫] [s . . . s . . . s] > [s . . . s . . . ∫] No preference 
Control No preference No preference No preference 
ConditionsPairs
FL/*SH vs. *FL/*SH (e.g., [s . . . ∫ . . . s] vs. [s . . . s . . . ∫]) FL/SH vs. *FL/*SH (e.g., [s . . . s . . . s] vs. [s . . . s . . . ∫]) FL/SH vs. FL/*SH (e.g., [s . . . s . . . s] vs. [s . . . ∫ . . . s]) 
SH No preference [s . . . s . . . s] > [s . . . s . . . ∫] [s . . . s . . . s] > [s . . . ∫ . . . s] 
FL [s . . . ∫ . . . s] > [s . . . s . . . ∫] [s . . . s . . . s] > [s . . . s . . . ∫] No preference 
Control No preference No preference No preference 
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