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a word having two syllables


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Hypothesis C: Disyllables and trisyllables, when presented as written abbreviations, will be oralized as ACRONYMS.
As already noted, the identification of what constitutes an acceptable rhyming response to a disyllable is somewhat ambiguous.
Note, however, that while Duanmu's formulation can predict the choice between monosyllable and disyllable when both alternatives are available, it stops short of disallowing metrically awkward structures when no disyllabic alternative is present.
Disyllables dominate the early lexicon of children acquiring most of the other languages in which early word phonology has been extensively investigated, through either diary or observational studies (Estonian, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, Welsh).
The feet in which a CVC[LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] disyllable can appear, will always be one syllable longer than those in which a CVC monosyllable may figure, or won't they?
This revision classifies 'aasta and 'aastaid as trisyllabic by treating the initial syllable 'aast as the disyllable from which it is historically derived.
2) A simplex word is one that is either a monosyllable, or a disyllable ending with one of the following unstressed suffixes:/-er -el -en -et-es -el-em-ed-an -eb -ek -ez -ens -o -i -o -li/.
However, this representation also means that there is stress clash in the disyllable, which triggers a violation on the higher-ranked *CLASH.
can induce any monosyllable or disyllable to lose all or some of its stress" (235).
Thus, for example, Finnic -al is realized as a disyllable -olo- in old loanwords and treated separately in newer words:
2] (linna) (the average durations of these types of vowels in disyllables, counted across the experiments on Standard Finnish given in Table 1, were 59 ms, 107 ms and 130 ms, respectively).
VIHMAN 1991 "Beginnings of prosodic organization: intonation and duration patterns of disyllables produced by japanese and french infants".
The main differences surface in C-C pairs that have very high O/E's, like the difference between v-v in disyllables (4.
can be found in monosyllabic words like CUT and COME as well as disyllables like COUNTRY, UNDER and BROTHER.
In various Low German dialects, a length distinction on old and new long vowels arose in disyllables, depending on the phonation of the intervocalic consonant.