syllabicity


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the pattern of syllable formation in a particular language

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The data from Isbukun Bunun shows that the loss of syllabicity does not necessarily entail the loss of moraicity of a segment.
Consequently, Proper Government can only handle cases of word-final syllabic sonorants that become nonsyllabic in root-derived forms (couple [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] > couplet [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) and cases where sonorant syllabicity is (optionally) lost through the addition of a vowel-initial suffix (threaten [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] > threatening [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), but fails to derive syllabic sonorants in prevocalic position (e.g.
Within a non-linear approach to SCF, syllabicity is to be understood as a sonority-based structural property of segments, so that the ability of a segment to qualify as a sonority peak depends on the position it occupies in a string with respect to surrounding segments.
cit., and its syllabicity, not to mention its employment in such words as Vovin's wonna 'woman', pp.
Sievers' original formulation of the law concerned allophonic variation of (some of) the resonants in the E parent language, which were assumed to be unspecified for syllabicity, the vocalic variants interchanging with their consonantal counterparts in accordance with the environment, in particular in line with the weight of the preceding syllable.
In the process of his careful analysis the author is able to deal with greater certainty than had been achieved hitherto with problems of syllabicity, such as Klaeber signals by subpuncting vowels in what look like unstressed syllables but are metrically unsyllabic, He establishes varieties of metrical practice in the poems.
It would appear entirely likely, however, that in clusters of this sort syllabicity could be assigned, not only to the person-markers n- and y-, but also to the stem radical [C.sub.1] which formed the core portions of such clusters, assuming that the phonological nature of the [C.sub.1] in question was such that syllabicity was an option.
If one conjectures that the early Semitic phoneme *w was capable, like the person-marker *y, of taking syllabicity upon itself and shifting from semivowel to vowel, one finds that the addition of the person-markers would lead to the following paradigm: