Against word-final empty nuclei In this poster I argue against the existence of word-final empty nuclei. First, I describe the motivations that lead to the assumption of this category in phonological theory, especially in Government Phonology. Then I mention theoret- ical and empirical arguments within GP that challenge the claim that phonological domains end in either a pronounced or an unpronounced empty nucleus. In the second part of this writing, the existence of codas is threatened, paving the way for a very simple phonological skeleton, which con- tains strictly alternating consonantal and vocalic posi- tions. Next, I show why assuming word-final empty vocalic positions runs into difficulties in such a framework. Finally, I make an attempt to indicate a way out of the maze.