A Reference Grammar of Pashto by Habibullah Tegey - Barbara Robson

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However, recent research into the nature of the rhyme in Standard French (SF) (Plénat 1987) and in Quebec French (Montreuil 1992) and into the prosodic shape of derived words (Scullen 1992) implies that the phonology of French behaves much like it does in languages in which a distinction between light and heavy syllables is crucial. With the renaissance of the concept of the mora as the prosodic unit responsible for encoding and maintaining syllable weight, it is relevant to our understanding of the structure of the syllable to consider what role, if any, the mora plays in French.

This is a peculiar conjunction of segments to form the subset of moraic consonant when it is generally the case that moraic consonants are those which are the most sonorant in a language (Zec 1988). French, with a perspicuous lack of voiced consonants in final position, would present a very marked option in determining moraic structure. It should be pointed out that the theory of prosodic morphology as conceived by McCarthy and Prince (1986) does not eschew syllable constituents. Rather, prosodic templates, defined either as mono- or bimoraic can be expanded into canonical syllable types on a language particular basis.

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