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LING 201 (3)
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Syllables Notes

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Department
Linguistics
Course
LING 201
Professor
Alex Drummond
Semester
Fall

Description
Syllables Syllables in Phonology: - rules vary between languages - σ = syllable Parts: - nucleus: core, usually a vowel, sometimes consonant, required - onset: consonants before the nucleus - coda: consonants after the nucleus - rhyme: the constituent of the nucleus + coda - core syllable: onset + rhyme - appendix: consonants outside core syllable (before onset, after rhyme) General Guidelines: - maximize the onset: put consonants in an onset rather than a coda - sonority requirement: sonority rises before nucleus then declines - English sonority scale: - Obstruent (stops, fricatives, affricates,) > Nasal > Liquid > Glide > Vowel Binary Requirement - constituents (O, R, N, C) can be (at most) branching/binary - How do we syllabify 2+
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