- adj. Of or pertaining to morae (units measuring syllables in poetry).
- mora + -ic (Wiktionary)
“The situation's then very similar to Japanese kana, which is the main thing I've heard called a moraic script.”
“It seems now that it is called moraic, whether it is a mora-timed language or not.”
“Are all writing systems in which a syllable is written with two symbols now called moraic?”
“Sproat, 2000, makes a reference to Horodeck, 1987, p.33 for labeling Japanese a "moraic" writing system.”
“Tropylium: "But getting CVCC requires either onset consonants - or coda consonant clusters, but not single consonants - to be moraic, and this to be preferred over vowel length.”
“Thus in Czech, liquids are treated as moraic and both syllables show normal sonority peaks headed by the most sonorant phoneme of the group (i.e. s PIE *ḱunós 'of the dog') can only be a declined noun based on its form (because of its zerograded root *kun-) and at this stage, no derivative of "dog" can start with *kun- in the nominative or accusative cases either.”
“But getting CVCC requires either onset consonants - or coda consonant clusters, but not single consonants - to be moraic, and this to be preferred over vowel length.”
“I've never seen Japanese described as an example of this kind of compensatory gemination after all, the coda consonant /N/ is moraic, but rather as an example of vowel devoicing.”
“But siccing apocope on (C)VCV, (C)VC should be an acceptable outcome, if coda consonants count as moraic.”
“On the other hand, syllabicity trumps moraic weight in some non-standard dialects.”
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