Syllable Structure, Syllable Weight, Rhythm, Stress
|From:||Eldin Raigmore <eldin_raigmore@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 11, 2008, 17:15|
In languages with weight-sensitive stress systems, in which both the nature
of the nucleus and the nature of the coda are weight-factors, are there any
in which some syllables count as three morae?
For instance, if the nucleus is a triphtghong or a long diphthong, and the coda
is a cluster that includes a sonorant?
or some such, for instance. (or make up your own, better examples, or, best
of all, show some from a natlang.)
Are there any weight-sensitive-stress-system natlangs in which the primary
stress is always on the fourth mora of the word (if it's long enough)? Or on
the fourth-from-last mora of the word (if it's long enough)?
Are there any fixed-stress-system natlangs in which the primary stress is
always on the fourth syllable, or the fourth-from-last syllable, if the word is
Are their any natlangs whose rhythm-type for distribution of secondary
stresses, is weight-sensitive? For instance, every second mora instead of
every second syllable?
Are there any natlangs whose system for distribution of secondary stress is
other than iambic or trochaic?
For instance, every third syllable, or every third mora, or every fourth mora?