noun Date: 1933 the state of being or the power of forming a syllable

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  • syllabicity — noun The property or status of (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 …   Wiktionary

  • syllabicity — /sil euh bis i tee/, n. the state of being syllabic; the ability to form a syllable. [1930 35; SYLLABIC + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • syllabicity — syl·la·bic·i·ty …   English syllables

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  • Naming conventions of the International Phonetic Alphabet — The International Phonetic Alphabet requires specific names for the symbols and diacritics used in the alphabet. It is often desirable to distinguish an IPA symbol from the sound it is intended to represent, since there is not a one to one… …   Wikipedia

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