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The analysis of additional languages allows for solid typological generalizations.
In addition, a diachronic study of epenthesis in Sranan provides insight into how insertion patterns develop historically.
In spreading, feature markedness plays an important role alongside sonority.
We suggest universal markedness scales which combine with constraints on autosegmental configurations to model the patterns found in individual languages and at the same time to constrain the range of possible crosslinguistic variation.
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Further examples of epenthesis include the following.
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