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Re: Justifying a stress pattern

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Saturday, December 29, 2007, 18:11
Quoting Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>:

> How can a long syllable end in a short vowel, with or without a following > consonant...? > That's what's confusing me. (:
A long syllable, in the sense I'm using the term, is one that contains a long vowel and/or ends in one or more consonants. Thus, a syllable with a short vowel is a long syllable if it has a coda. Now, the Internets tell me there's a rival definition where a long vowel and/or two or more following consonants are required to count as a long (heavy) syllable. I was not aware of this and am sorry for the confusion. Andreas