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Mora (linguistics)

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A mora (plural morae or moras; often symbolized μ) is a unit in phonology that determines syllable weight, which in some languages determines stress or timing. [1]

49 relations: Acute accent, Ancient Greek, Chroneme, Circumflex, Compensatory lengthening, Consonant, Content word, Diphthong, Dreimorengesetz, English language, Eta, Foot (prosody), Gemination, Gilbertese language, Haiku, Hawaiian language, Hiragana, Irish language, Isochrony, James D. McCawley, Japan, Japanese language, Kana, Katakana, Kiribati, Latin, Linguistic Society of America, Luganda, Luganda tones, Metre (poetry), Nagasaki, Old English, On (Japanese prosody), Osaka, Palatalization (phonetics), Phonology, Pitch-accent language, Pluti, Prenasalized consonant, Prosody (linguistics), Sanskrit, Schwa, Slovak language, Stress (linguistics), Syllable, Syllable weight, Tokyo, Vowel length, Yōon.

Acute accent

The acute accent (´) is a diacritic used in many modern written languages with alphabets based on the Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek scripts.

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Ancient Greek

The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.

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In linguistics, a chroneme is a basic, theoretical unit of sound that can distinguish words by duration only of a vowel or consonant.

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The circumflex is a diacritic in the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic scripts that is used in the written forms of many languages and in various romanization and transcription schemes.

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Compensatory lengthening

Compensatory lengthening in phonology and historical linguistics is the lengthening of a vowel sound that happens upon the loss of a following consonant, usually in the syllable coda, or of a vowel in an adjacent syllable.

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In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a speech sound that is articulated with complete or partial closure of the vocal tract.

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Content word

In linguistics content words are words that name objects of reality and their qualities.

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A diphthong (or; from Greek: δίφθογγος, diphthongos, literally "two sounds" or "two tones"), also known as a gliding vowel, is a combination of two adjacent vowel sounds within the same syllable.

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Dreimorengesetz ("three-mora rule") is a linguistic rule proposed by Hermann Hirt for placing the accent in a Germanic text.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Eta (uppercase, lowercase; ἦτα ē̂ta or ήτα ita) is the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Foot (prosody)

The foot is the basic repeating rhythmic unit that forms part of a line of verse in most Western traditions of poetry, including English accentual-syllabic verse and the quantitative meter of classical ancient Greek and Latin poetry.

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Gemination, or consonant elongation, is the pronouncing in phonetics of a spoken consonant for an audibly longer period of time than that of a short consonant.

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Gilbertese language

Taetae ni Kiribati or Gilbertese, also Kiribati (sometimes Kiribatese), is a Micronesian language of the Austronesian language family.

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(plural haiku) is a very short Japan poem with seventeen syllables and three verses.

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Hawaiian language

The Hawaiian language (Hawaiian: Ōlelo Hawaii) is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaiokinai, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed.

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is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system, along with katakana, kanji, and in some cases rōmaji (Latin script).

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Irish language

The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.

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Isochrony is the postulated rhythmic division of time into equal portions by a language.

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James D. McCawley

James David McCawley (March 30, 1938 – April 10, 1999) was a Scottish-American linguist.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japanese language

is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.

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are syllabic Japanese scripts, a part of the Japanese writing system contrasted with the logographic Chinese characters known in Japan as kanji (漢字).

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is a Japanese syllabary, one component of the Japanese writing system along with hiragana, kanji, and in some cases the Latin script (known as rōmaji).

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Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati),.

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Latin (Latin: lingua latīna) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Linguistic Society of America

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) is a learned society for the field of linguistics.

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Luganda, or Ganda (Oluganda), is one of the major languages in Uganda and is spoken by more than five million Baganda and other people principally in central Uganda, including the capital Kampala of Uganda.

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Luganda tones

Luganda, the main language of southern Uganda, is a tonal language of the Bantu family, traditionally described as having three tones: high, low and falling.

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Metre (poetry)

In poetry, metre is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse.

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() is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.

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Old English

Old English (Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc), or Anglo-Saxon, is the earliest historical form of the English language, spoken in England and southern and eastern Scotland in the early Middle Ages.

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On (Japanese prosody)

The term On (rarely Onji) refers to counting phonetic sounds in Japanese poetry.

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() is a designated city in the Kansai region of Japan.

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Palatalization (phonetics)

In phonetics, palatalization (also) or palatization refers to a way of pronouncing a consonant in which part of the tongue is moved close to the hard palate.

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Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds in languages.

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Pitch-accent language

A pitch-accent language is a language that has word-accents—that is, where one syllable in a word or morpheme is more prominent than the others, but the accentuated syllable is indicated by a particular pitch contour (linguistic tones) rather than by stress.

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Pluti is the term for the phenomenon of overlong vowels in Sanskrit; the overlong vowels are themselves called pluta.

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Prenasalized consonant

Prenasalized consonants are phonetic sequences of a nasal and an obstruent (or occasionally a non-nasal sonorant such as) that behave phonologically like single consonants.

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Prosody (linguistics)

In linguistics, prosody is concerned with those elements of speech that are not individual phonetic segments (vowels and consonants) but are properties of syllables and larger units of speech.

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Sanskrit is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism; a philosophical language of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism; and a former literary language and lingua franca for the educated of ancient and medieval India.

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In linguistics, specifically phonetics and phonology, schwa (rarely or; sometimes spelled shwa) is the mid central vowel sound (rounded or unrounded) in the middle of the vowel chart, denoted by the IPA symbol ə, or another vowel sound close to that position.

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Slovak language

Slovak is an Indo-European language that belongs to the West Slavic languages (together with Czech, Polish, and Sorbian).

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Stress (linguistics)

In linguistics, and particularly phonology, stress or accent is relative emphasis or prominence given to a certain syllable in a word, or to a certain word in a phrase or sentence.

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A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds.

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Syllable weight

In linguistics, syllable weight is the concept that syllables pattern together according to the number and/or duration of segments in the rime.

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, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Vowel length

In linguistics, vowel length is the perceived duration of a vowel sound.

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is a feature of the Japanese language in which a mora is formed with an added sound, i.e., palatalized.

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