Part of a syllable
emphasized vowel of the syllable
Grouping(s) of phonemes/letters which form words
A phonome sound (letters can have more than one segment, like how /x/ yields the segments [ks]
A vowel segment, i.e. vowel phoneme
the phonemes that go before the emphasized vowel of the syllable
Nucleus: emphasized vowel of the syllable
the phonemes that go after the emphasized vowel of the syllable
Glides; vowel segments that are not the emphasized when found next to an emphasized vowel, but rather are modified or combine with the emphasized vowel to form a new sound. Only the letter u and i can be glides. A, e, and o must carry emphasis.
Dipthong: the combination of an emphasized vowel and non-emphasized vowel.
Tripthong: the combination of an emphasized vowel and two non-emphasized vowels.
Abbreviation made of the first letter, letters, or syllables of a sequence of words.
The division of word into syllables.
The new division of syllable created in Spanish words when they are said or written in sequence. This occurs when the end of a word ends in a consonant and and the next word begins in a nuclear vowel. The consonant leaves the coda of the first word´s last syllable and becomes the attack of the next word´s first syllable because Spanish always looks to maximize the attack and eliminate the coda.