syllabic

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syllabic

1. denoting a kind of verse line based on a specific number of syllables rather than being regulated by stresses or quantities
2. (of plainsong and similar chanting) having each syllable sung to a different note
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Within a non-linear approach to SCF, syllabicity is to be understood as a sonority-based structural property of segments, so that the ability of a segment to qualify as a sonority peak depends on the position it occupies in a string with respect to surrounding segments.
Moreover, the occurrence of syllabic consonants in contexts that appear to violate the SSP suggests that the perception of consonant syllabicity need not depend exclusively on sonority; language-specific distributional characteristics of segments together with phonetic properties other than inherent sonority, such as length or voicing, may serve to enhance prominence and might also contribute to making a consonant syllabic (Mora and Mott 2003).
Syllabicity loss in rapid styles of speech could lead to the representation in (11b) where [kr-] forms an onset.
In this sense, experimental research investigating the phonetic correlates of consonant syllabicity is needed if we are to explain why certain consonants are perceived as syllabic in certain positions in casual styles of speech.
This approach, which is based on the function of the SSP as a phonotactic constraint, is argued to be superior to other approaches on the basis of its independence from syllabification rules and principles and its ability to account for a wider range of cases of consonant syllabicity.