Syllable

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Definition

Syllable is a unit of pronunciation that consists of a syllabic element (usually a vowel) (see Nucleus), that can be preceded (see Onset) and/or followed (see Coda) by (none or more) consonants.

Example

The English word diploma consists of 3 syllables: di.plo.ma

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References

  • Kahn, D. 1976b. Syllable-based generalizations in English phonology, Ph.D.diss., MIT., Distributed by Indiana University Linguistics Club (IULC).
  • Selkirk, E.O. 1982b. 'The syllable', in H. Van der Hulst & N. Smith (eds.): The structure of phonological representations II, pp.337-383., Foris Publications,Dordrecht.
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