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A syllable that ends with a vowel.
A writing system for a language.
Rules that deal with the rhythm, stress and lengthening of sounds within words. Prosody is the pattern of rhythm and sound or stress and intonation in a language
A type of writing system where there is a direct correspondence between symbol and speech.
A vowel that is short by nature and cannot be lengthened or combined with other vowels like prime vowels
A syllable that is an unstressed and does not belong to a foot
When a weak fricative (such as g or r) drops at the beginning of a light syllable, also known as fricative dropping
e voiceless letters gg and rr in the Chugach dialect are written as g or r when they occur next to another voiceless consonant, to help reduce word length
the designation of a syllable as heavy or light depending on whether it has two or one vowel, respectively
A softening in pronunciation marked by the slight voicing of the consonant
A prosodic (rhythmic) unit in a word. In Alutiiq, all feet are composed of one or two syllables, with the final syllable always being stressed
disyllabic light postbase
A postbase made up of two light syllables
A modification to a word that expresses tense (time), person (1st, 2nd, or 3rd person), number, or other categories like case or mood
head of the foot
The head is the stressed syllable of a foot
When the foot (and its stress) advance toward the end of the word "leaving" a stray syllable behind; in other words, a stray syllable followed by an iambic foot
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