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Earliest Usenet uses via Google Groups (for the linguistics term)
- mora: soc.culture.japan - Jun 6 1989, 4:48 pm by David Gast
- I always[sic] that a 3 mora name with the last mora "o" is a male name.
- moras: sci.lang.japan - Jul 16 1990, 8:44 pm by David A. Johns
- Jorden's transcription, with its double vowels, represents moras just as accurately as kana does -- in fact better, since it represents tya as one mora rather than two.
- moraic: sci.lang.japan - Jun 24 1991, 3:27 pm by Gerald B. Mathias
- No such word-distinguishing drop in pitch occurs at the end of a long vowel or after a "syllabic" (= moraic) n, although one is free to stress those locations, as in "doO-to ittandayo, doU-de nakute..."
- morae (list context): sci.lang.japan - Jul 7 1992, 12:35 pm by Claude Huss
- morae: sci.lang.japan - Jul 7 1992, 10:35 am by Stavros Macrakis
- Actually, Japanese has about 50 morae (kana), but more like 20-25 phonemes (depending on definitions).
- moraically: humanities.classics - Aug 31 2001, 6:16 pm by Rich Alderson
- To bring this to a Classical context, the Latin accent is assigned moraically (drop the last syllable and accent the second mora from what's left), but as a stress accent affects the entire syllable.
- moraiclly: rec.climbing - Oct 22 2001, 10:33 pm by Shilajit T Gangulee
- The whole 5-7-5 shit is grade-school crap. Haiku metric stress is counted moraiclly, not by syllables.
- moraicly: rec.climbing - Oct 23 2001, 10:03 am by Mike Yukish
- His was a spelling mistake. It should be "moraicly"
— Hippietrail 14:04, 7 Feb 2005 (UTC)