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  • n. Plural form of mora.


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  • I've been thinking lately of moraicity and glottal stops, myself, because if we know that glottal stops, by their nature, are incapable of bearing morae, then they shouldn't be able to lend the second mora in the lengthened vowels that they are expected to produce... unless... the glottal stop has already eroded to something more vowel-like!

    Against the *dkmtóm camp

  • Si quae controversiae utraque para judicem adit, is semel et simul rem transigit, audit: nec quid sit appellatio, lachrymosaeque morae noscunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Ne tribus prioribus noctibus rem haberet cum ea. ut esset in pecoribus fortunatus, ab uxore morae impatiente, &c.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lacedaemon into six morae, Thebes and Argos into lochi.


  • Senryu count morae sound units familiar to the Japanese instead of syllables.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • I thought I might just mention something, for those unfamiliar with morae. LEPCHA [MORA].

  • You mentionned the recent Vai proposal and I jumped head first into the whole issue of morae. LEPCHA [MORA].

  • Since the discussion in the comments is almost entirely about morae or, if you prefer, moras, I've added "mora" to the entry title. LEPCHA [MORA].

  • Well, you're probably at least as well informed as I am, but what I think they mean is that bimoraic syllables are written with two characters, so the number of characters is equal to the number of morae represented. LEPCHA [MORA].

  • All this stuff about morae pretty much goes over my head too - I more or less know what they are, but I have difficulty answering theoretical questions. LEPCHA [MORA].


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