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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). **Henrik