Some articles on syllables, short syllables, short, syllable:
... of pitch accent, tonemically high and lengthened accented syllables, lengthening of accented short syllables, and frequent development of a > ɔ, and u > ü in the eastern part of the ... Among other features, this group is characterized by loss of pitch accent, non-lengthened short syllables, and a new acute on short syllables ... by late denasalization of *ę and *ǫ, a close reflex of long yat and open reflex of short yat, lengthening of old acute syllables and short neo-acute ...
... The syllable became an important structure for the understanding of speech organization ... was based on the length of time taken to pronounce each syllable, which were categorized according to their weight as either "long" syllables or "short" syllables (also known as "heavy" and "light" syllables ... The foot is often compared to a musical measure and the long and short syllables to whole notes and half notes ...
... In poetry, a spondee is a metrical foot consisting of two long syllables, as determined by syllable weight in classical meters, or two stressed syllables, as ... molossus, which has three stressed syllables, and dispondee, which has four stressed syllables) contain at least one unstressed syllable ... tetrameter four feet, each consisting of two short syllables then a long syllable (duh-duh-DAH, duh-duh-DAH, duh-duh-DAH, duh-duh-DAH) ...
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“I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils;
And her quick look, a sidelong pickerel smile;
And how, once startled into talk, the light syllables leaped for
—Theodore Roethke (19081963)
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