Re: i cant seem to understand mora
|From:||Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 1, 2008, 3:37|
Mark J. Reed writes:
> Codas in Latin are moraic? Huh. I havent studied latin verse, but i
> would not have guessed that to be the case. I know that codas are
> moraic in Japanese...
You can see it in stress patterns: e.g. in 'angellus' /aN-'gel-lus/,
the second syllable with (short) _e_ is stressed because the second
syllable is heavy (bimoraic) due to the coda _l_ in _gel_. If there
was a single _l_ (*/'aN-ge-lus/), the first syllable would be
stressed, because the second syllable would be light (unimoraic).