Initial Syllables

Some articles on syllable, initial syllables, syllables, initial syllable:

Mongolian Language - Grammar - Phonology - Vowels
... The pronunciation of long and short vowels depends on the syllable's position in the word ... In word-initial syllables there is a phonemic contrast in length ... In word-medial and word-final syllables, formerly long vowels are now only 127% as long as short vowels in initial syllables, but they are still ...
Finnish Language - Phonology
... The main stress is always on the first syllable, and it is articulated by adding approximately 100 ms more length to the stressed vowel ... of volume, pitch and other indicators of "articulation intensity" are not on the first syllable, although native speakers recognize the first ... These are always different phonemes in the initial syllable for noninitial syllable, see morphophonology below ...
Languages With Vowel Harmony - Uralic Languages - Finnish
... From vowel harmony it follows that the initial syllable of each single (non-compound) word controls the frontness or backness of the entire word ... In the initial syllable a back vowel causes all non-initial syllables to be realized with back (or neutral) vowels, e.g ... pos+ahta+(t)a → posahtaa a front vowel causes all non-initial syllables to be realized with front (or neutral) vowels, e.g ...
Internal Reconstruction - Examples - Latin
... Briefly vowels in initial syllables never alternate in this way, but in non-initial syllables (omitting some details) short vowels of the simplex forms ... here) is very commonly associated with position in atonic (unaccented) syllables, but in Latin the tonic accent of say reficiō and refectus is on the same syllable as simplex ... of tonic accent the tonic accent in Latin fell three syllables before the end of any word with three or more syllables, unless the second-to-last syllable (called the penult in classical linguistics ...
Finnish Phonotactics - Vowels - Diphthongs
... Diphthongization usually occurs only in initial syllables in Finnish, and it is usually taught that diphthongization occurs only with the combinations listed ... pronunciation is (with those vowels belonging to separate syllables) ... Older *eɥ and *iɥ in initial syllables have been shifted to /øɥ/ and /yː/ ...

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    Slowly in silent syllables recorded;
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    Long in its cloudy bosom hoarded,
    Now whispered and revealed
    To wood and field.
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