syllable structure

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Noun1.syllable structure - the admissible arrangement of sounds in words
structure - the complex composition of knowledge as elements and their combinations; "his lectures have no structure"
affixation - the result of adding an affix to a root word
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He analyzes the phonology of the two dialects from both synchronic and diachronic perspectives, focusing on three typological parameters: syllable structure, phonotactic restrictions, and phonological processes.
More particularly, syllable forms the basis of many phonological processes such as prosthesis, syncope, apocope, degemination, epenthesis, and vowel shortening and lengthening; these alternations or processes, which depend on the syllable structure in a word, occur in order to avoid the surfacing of marked syllable structures.
One reservation was that some of the haiku didn't quite come off and made me wonder whether the author's well intentioned desire to help young readers understand the science behind natural phenomena wasn't perfectly suited to this poetic form, although she strictly follows the 5/7/5 syllable structure. Overall, there are many things to tickle the imagination of young readers and to encourage them to find out more for themselves about our amazing world.
the 5-7-5 syllable structure. A title is given to each palindrome,
Sonority plays a central role in forming a favored cluster and an admissible syllable structure. In some examples, we have stress that plays a role to define the language's stress pattern.
The relationship between native speaker judgments of nonnative pronunciation and deviance in segmentals, prosody and syllable structure. Language Learning, 42(4), 529-555.
The data from the same speaker obtained from the study on disyllabic words from spontaneous speech with the same syllable structure had the durations of V1 = 81 ms and V2 = 145, yielding V1/V2 = 0.56 (Tuisk 2012: 6).
For example, while a consonant cluster like tr yields a well-formed syllable in Portuguese (as in the word dentro in Portuguese or 'inside' in English, which is syllabified as den.tro), a consonant cluster like ft in the Portuguese word afta or 'aphthous stomatitis' in English yields a ill-formed syllable structure (because in the Portuguese sound system ft cannot start a syllable, as in a.fta, and f cannot close a syllable either, as in af.ta).
The type of syllable structure (CV, VC, CCV, etc.) may influence task complexity.
The simplest model of syllable structure [9] divides each syllable into an optional onset, an obligatory nucleus, and an optional coda.
Consequently, the development of linguo-correctional measures, aimed at overcoming of disturbances in word sound and syllable structure by children-bilinguals go to the foreground.