Further, a degenerate foot is absolutely forbidden, which means that stranded moras at either edge of the word are left unfooted and therefore ineligible to construct a foot (Watson 2002).
In the first instance, the initial syllable ra is light, and thus it fails to form a foot by itself nor can it form a foot with the following bimoraic syllable; it is therefore left unfooted.
The syllable ma is light and it cannot form a foot by itself nor can it form a foot with the previous foot; therefore it is left unfooted.
, floating-lidded Five Ring Jar #36 is decorated all round with a herring-bone pattern set between the demarcating rings that create four distinct visual layers, architecturally equivalent to floors of a building stacked atop one another up through the vessel height.
For example if the first two lines were written together they would be analyzed as having five (not four) feet because the final unfooted
syllable of the first line would combine to form a foot with the initial unfooted
syllable of the second.
At the very same time that he is engaged in this act of reading, Apollo is responding "melodiously": "the while melodiously he said: / How cam'st thou over the unfooted
Consistent with a prosodic model, this syllable may have been more vulnerable to omission because it is unfooted
16) Two unfooted
syllables cannot be adjacent: *[sigma][sigma].
PARSE-SYL or PSYLL: Two unfooted
syllables cannot be adjacent.
mad) has a medial unfooted syllable, while the unfooted syllable in (musi)go does not come before a foot.
Avoid an unfooted syllable (WEAK) followed by a foot.
22c) stresses all but two morphemes; however, the footing of this form means that there is a medial syllable that is unfooted and precedes a footed syllable.