syllabicity


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syllabicity

(ˌsɪləˈbɪsɪtɪ)
n
(Linguistics) the characteristic of being syllabic
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Noun1.syllabicity - the pattern of syllable formation in a particular language
language system - a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
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Sievers' Law and the history of semivowel syllabicity in Indo-European and ancient Greek.
However, all Kiswahili vowels with the exception of /u & i/ form syllabicity with /w & y/.
The data from Isbukun Bunun shows that the loss of syllabicity does not necessarily entail the loss of moraicity of a segment.