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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The pattern of word unit formation in a particular language.

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  • But even if metathesis had operated on it, its final resonant creates problems for word syllabicity when consonant-initial affixes are applied.
  • On the other hand, syllabicity trumps moraic weight in some non-standard dialects.
  • Modern spoken standard Japanese has, AFAIK, very few phonological processes that pay attention to syllabicity, but several that have to do with moras, particularly...
  • This 'something' is phonotactic restructuring which would reestablish sanity in the language's syllabicity despite the murderous deletion of so many unstressed vowels,... for more
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