Truncation is a deletion process in which a portion of a base will delete in order to fit into a defined and language-specific template.


  • Hul’q’umi’num’:
    • Mellesmoen and Urbanczyk (2020) posit that in Halkomelem, moras may influence the language’s morphology. As a result of the mora analysis, there is a template within the syllable and mora which results in a deletion process, allowing the form to fit within the defined template. This is exemplified as follows:
Mellesmoen and Urbanczyk (2020, p. 254).