- Syllable coda
In phonology, a syllable coda comprises the consonant sounds of a syllable that follow the nucleus, which is usually a vowel. The combination of a nucleus and a coda is called a rime. Some syllables consist only of a nucleus with no coda. Some languages' phonotactics, like that of Japanese, limit syllable codas to a small group of single consonants, whereas others allow any consonant phoneme or even clusters of consonants.
Here are some single-syllable words that have both a nucleus and a coda (the codas are specified in the International Phonetic Alphabet):
- an: coda = /n/
- cup: coda = /p/
- tall: coda = /l/
- milk: coda = /lk/
- tints: coda = /nts/
- fifths: coda = /fθs/
- sixths: coda = /ksθs/
- twelfths: coda = /lfθs/
The following single-syllable words end in a nucleus and do not have a coda (phonologically):
A list of examples of syllable codas in English is found at English phonology: Coda.
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