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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 they're not. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42