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Hermit Crab implements classical generative phonology, with some enhancements and limitations. This page describes this in more detail.

"Classical generative phonology" is used here to mean pre-autosegmental (and pre-metrical) generative phonology, roughly as it existed in The Sound Pattern of English (Chomsky and Halle 1968), but with some enhancements borrowed from the theory of Lexical Phonology. Specifically, here are the limitations (as compared with SPE):

...and the enhancements (as compared with SPE):