syllabicity

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

syllabic +‎ -ity

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

syllabicity (uncountable)

  1. The property or status (of a syllabic, generally a vowel) of being syllabic, i.e. able to be positioned in the syllable nuclei.
    The syllabicity of Proto-Indo-European syllabic sonorants *y and *w can easily be determined by a rule.

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