The structure (HL) or an odd number of syllables (e.g., LLL) raises a problem to syllable parsing because it may produce a leftover light syllable unfooted. WRA belongs to those dialects which impose a ban on degenerate feet.
Extrametricality applies to a final unfooted light syllable, and to a final foot if it does not violate the non-exhaustivity condition.
, 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
(i.e., consists of a weak-strong stress pattern).
(16) Two unfooted
syllables cannot be adjacent: *[sigma][sigma].
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 final syllable of the word ra.dar 'radar' comprises a canonical syllable da plus an extrasyllabic consonant <r>.
The two forms have different metrical structure in the attested forms; *([??]asu) ga[??]-(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.
PARSE-SYL or PSYLL: Two unfooted
syllables cannot be adjacent.