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It remains to add that by extension words which end in vowels can be rhymed by a consistent system in which round vowels rhyme with one another--"now/throw," or "clue/saw"; as can closed vowels--"be/why" or "stay/cloy"; and, that the disyllabic rhyme so sticks out in English that it can acceptably be made a step more approximate, as in "bitter/enter/blunder"--perhaps it must be made more approximate, in order to avoid the comic feeling of limerick, or of W.
As a result, mono- and disyllabic words are likely to be more easily produced.
In disyllabic words, stress is assigned to a final superheavy syllable; otherwise, it falls on the non-final heavy syllable.
In addition, the temporal and tonal characteristics of disyllabic weak-grade words with a short first syllable and a half-long second syllable are discussed in the thesis.
Tarlinskaja shows that the last lines of quatrains in dolnik tend to become shorter in that they prefer monosyllabic rather than disyllabic non-ictic intervals (Strict Stress-Meter 110-15).
Its trisyllabic length is also suspicious and tells us that if it is not a loan, then there are good chances that it is a compound, since most Japonic roots are either mono- or disyllabic.
In this paper, she finds a clear distinction in the handling of the blank verse line (in such things as deviations from the iambic pattern, inversions, and disyllabic scansion of suffixes in words like "distinction" or "ambiti-ous" ) in passages in / Henry VI that can be assigned to Kyd, Nashe, and Shakespeare.
The multiplicity of the poem's "here" is first suggested through the enjambment "here / among," contrasting the monosyllabic, acoustically sharp and closed "here" with the vocalic openness and nasal glide of the disyllabic "among.
Many instances of plural number marking in Old English disyllabic neuter a-stem nouns appear uncertain.
The word SQUIRRELLED is sometimes claimed to be the longest monosyllable (with 11 letters), but the lexica with which I am familiar list this item as disyllabic, with only an optional pronunciation as a monosyllable.
As in other Austronesian languages, the basic shape of a prosodic word is a disyllabic CVCCVC structure, in which all of the consonants are optional.
The Cronica is in rhymed hexameters, using the variant known as Leonines, which have a disyllabic rhyme between the caesura and the end of the line; the English translates this into a longer Alexandrine line of twelve-syllabled iambics, with end-rhymes in couplets, thus capturing the general feel of Gower's verse.
In this regard, a word such as /mu + oto/ which has three syllables in the underlying representation is realized as a disyllabic word [moto] 'fire' after the deletion of a vowel.
The material is organized into units covering singular and plural nouns, definite and indefinite reference and demonstratives, personal pronouns, interrogative pronouns, numbers, measure words, indefinite plurals, times and dates, other interrogative expressions, attributive and predicative adjectives shi and you, comparisons, verbs and location expressions, verbs and time expressions, verbs and aspect markers, modal verbs, negators, types of question, imperatives and exclamations, complements of direction and location, complements of result and manner, potential complements, coverbal phrases, and disyllabic prepositions.
The majority of disyllabic gwords in KT (as well as other Sino-Tibetan languages) are compounds, which are analyzable into (mostly) monosyllabic constituent morphemes (Matisoff 1991: 492).
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