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Mora-timed language

Mora-timed language

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Template:Expert-subject In every language, speech emission is based on a sequence of elementary sound units; some of them play a specific part: through their isochronic recurrence, they produce the rhythm of the sentences. In a mora-timed language, these rhythm units are moras. Some linguists group mora-timed languages together with syllable-timed languages, as a particular case of them.

However, such a classification should be used carefully, a spoken language being less settled than a written language; thus the way the rhythm is produced may vary from one region to another, or with time.

Japanese and Luganda are examples of mora-timed languages.

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