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Re: open/closed syllables

From:E-Ching Ng <>
Date:Friday, March 9, 2001, 0:00
Hi David,

As I understand it, a closed syllable ends with a consonant and an open
syllable ends on its vowel.  So stan 'stone' has one closed syllable, but
stanas 'stones' has an open syllable sta and a closed syllable nas.

Am curious.  Unless they're talking about the Old English to Middle English
transition period, I don't really see why they're talking about open and
closed syllables.


At 06:18 PM 3/8/2001 -0500, David Stokes wrote:
>I'm reading about Old English and I keep encountering references to open >and closed syllables without any explanation of these terms. > >Can someone help me ? > >Thanks >David


David Stokes <dstokes@...>
taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...>