LING 301-Week 5
LING 301-Week 5 LING 301
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Date Created: 10/02/16
LING 301Introdcution to Linguistics: Week 5 SYLABLES AND SYLABIFICATION Until now we’ve been looking at individual sound segments (phones) Syllable: o A larger unit that is also relevant o In IPA syllables are marked with a (.) Parts of a syllable A syllable consists of up to three components, two major components o 1. An onset: proceeds the nucleus in a syllable o 2. A rime: consists of 2 components Nucleus: what makes a syllable a syllable (typically a vowel) Coda: consonants that follow the nucleus Nucleus: can be a vowel or a syllabic consonant (m,n, inverted r, l) Hierarchical trees: Syllabification Trees: Every syllable must have a nucleus Onset and coda are optional The process of assigning nuclei, onsets and codas to syllables is called syllabification The structures are called Syllabification Trees Languages tend to prefer onsets to codas, we call this the maximum onset principal. We look for them first In a cluster of syllables look for a sound and test if it can begin a word, if it can begin a word then it can begin a syllable If it can’t begin a word/syllable, then it needs to be split up Diphthongs are viewed as one sound, not two
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