English syllable structure (was,for some reason: Re: Llirine: How to creat a language)
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 6, 2001, 1:53|
Muke Tever wrote:
> A mora is a language-specific unit of syllable time. In Japanese, for example,
> every _kana_ represented one mora.
Almost, but not quite. There are the double kana, like _kya_, one mora,
but written with two morae.
> In most languages, I think, onset consonants are not moraic, a short vowel is
> one mora, a long vowel is two moras, and coda consonants are moraic.
Depends on the language. In some language, codas are moraic, in others
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