Some articles on onset, onsets:
... Most syllables have an onset ... Some languages restrict onsets to be only a single consonant, while others allow multiconsonant onsets according to various rules ... For example, in English, onsets such as pr-, pl- and tr- are possible but tl- is not, and sk- is possible but ks- is not ...
Famous quotes containing the words onset and/or null:
“While the onset of puberty can vary by as much as six years, every adolescent wants to be right on the 50-yard line, right in the middle of the field. One is always too tall, too short, too thin, too fat, too hairy, too clear-skinned, too early, too late. Understandably, problems of self-image are rampant.”
—Joan Lipsitz (20th century)
“A strong person makes the law and custom null before his own will.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)