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The Syllabic Phonemes of English

George L. Trager and Bernard Bloch
Language
Vol. 17, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1941), pp. 223-246
DOI: 10.2307/409203
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/409203
Page Count: 24
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The Syllabic Phonemes of English
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Abstract

After a brief statement concerning junctures, prosodemes, and consonants, the paper is devoted to a phonemic analysis of the syllabic sounds of English (the vowels and diphthongs) on the basis of their phonetic character, their distribution, and their mutual relations. The results of the analysis are summarized in a table of syllabics and in a concise description of the total pattern.

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