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
> 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.