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a word having two syllables


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As for the variables syllable type and syllable weight of disyllables and trisyllables, results regard first syllable only.
Target lexemes were nouns, 41 disyllables and 5 trisyllables, in two forms: the nominative and the illative (in some cases illative/partitive).
C)V in disyllables i e a o u i 52 5 26 30 12 e 13 33 30 10 14 a 52 57 122 73 55 o 28 26 41 70 16 u 33 24 61 5 55 Table 11: V.
In the A dialect of Vianden, the falling tone 1 is "always realized with a glottal stop" in monosyllables, exemplifying the same development as in West Latvian and standard Danish, but not in disyllables, where it is widely replaced by the stretched tone 2 (de Vaan 1999: 29, cf.
These linguistic arguments suggest that the relationship between rhyme and reading may be much less straightforward for disyllables than it is for monosyllables.
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.
in -es, -e are from the a-stems" (1959: 257), as well as the ending -as of the nominative and accusative plural of disyllables.
The Middle English tale, however, is distinct from (and, except for subject matter, probably unrelated to) the earlier versions in, for example, the names of characters, in style (the use of strong mono- and disyllables, common proverbs, internal monologue), and in its emphasis on ordinary people rather than the aristocracy.
Kirk has pointed out,(5) individual words too may be influenced by the formulaic style: |even disyllables like [eta][tau][omicron][rho] or [delta][ome show a strong preference for one or perhaps two positions in the verse.
Disyllables relax the rhythm because they inherently include an alternation of lexical stress and nonstress.
The words in Figure 3 contain no contrived examples, no questionable neologisms, no regionalisms and no disyllables trying to pass themselves off as monosyllables.
While the long vowels and diphthongs triggering lengthening in disyllables and many of the trisyllabic cases are either etymologically long (as in the case of many diphthongs) or have arisen through intervocalic consonant loss, many cases of lengthening in trisyllables have been triggered by spontaneous lengthening of the second vowel, e.
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).
As frequent, at least, as in disyllables with final schwa, words of the name type, you know.
As elsewhere in the morphological system, the distinctive prosodic contrasts are foot-based (Lehiste 1965; 1997), rather than syllable-based (Hint 1997), reflecting the fact that Estonian often continues to treat 'overlong' Q3 syllables as the disyllables from which they are historically derived.