disyllable

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a word having two syllables

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in consonants following a short vowel in disyllables, than other Ingrian dialects.
is lengthening greater after a light (CV) syllable in disyllabic words than in trisyllables and after a heavy (CVV or CVC) syllable in disyllables, as A.
A comparison of the second vowel in CVCV feet in disyllabic and trisyllabic words indicated virtually no difference in length as a function of number of syllables in the word: the mean was 116 milliseconds in disyllables and 114 milliseconds in trisyllables.
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.
The dual role of Q3 syllables reflects the fact that the morphology sometimes treats Q3 syllables as heavy monosyllables and sometimes as disyllables.
Disyllables may have an initial Q1 syllable, as in the case of (ma.
Other disyllables also have a Q3 syllable throughout their paradigm.
This child primarily produces monosyllables in English (83%--far exceeding the mean seen in other children acquiring English as well; see Table 1) but disyllables in the Indic language words he knows (78%).
In Welsh, although the first syllable of a disyllable is normally stressed, this is manifested by a short first-syllable vowel followed by a lengthened medial consonant and a long second vowel (see Vihman et al.
TORTOISE: You are indeed, but apply this to CVC monosyllables and the way they compare to CVC[LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] disyllables, and look where that gets us.
Ah, not always, I think I see your point: if a CVC[LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] item happens to get followed by a word that begins with a vowel, then the schwa might get deleted, so that in such configurations CVC monosyllables and CVC disyllables will merge, prosodically speaking.
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?
Instead, prosodically conditioned allomorphy is foot-based (Lehiste 1965; 1997), reflecting the fact that Estonian often continues to treat Q3 syllables as the disyllables from which they are historically derived.
Thus the rime (as well as the rhyme) of crepe and shape is /-ep/, while in disyllables like paper and staple, the rime is also /-ep/, though the rhymes are different.
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/.