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Syllable Weight



Date Submitted: 10-Oct-2012
From: Pankaj Dwivedi
Subject: Syllable Weight
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Notice: Hello all,

Thanks a lot for your help!

Syllable weight is measured by the no. of moras found in Rime, i.e. nucleus and coda. Rime carrying two or more moras are assumed to be heavy. So, how come a CVC syllable be light in any language, as every phoneme bear a mora? How do you determine the heavyness of syllable in an unknown language? And what was the motivation to introduce 'Rime' in syllables?

Thanks a lot for your time. Please refer me some works that can be of help.

Regards,

Pankaj