web analytics


« Back to Glossary Index
a :  the minimal unit of quantitative measure in temporal prosodic systems equivalent in the time value to an average short syllable b :  such a unit used in linguistic analysis especially with reference to vowel quantity
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
mora (noun)
the minimal unit of measure in quantitative verse equivalent to the time of an average short syllable
« Back to Glossary Index

Leave a Comment

185 feed subscribers
Readers with non-commercial queries and a personal e-mail address can click here:

Michael Shapiro: Sound and Meaning in Shakespeare's Sonnets
ePub $2.49 | Mobi $2.49

Michael Shapiro: The Speaking Self: Language Lore and English Usage

For free email notification of new blog posts, please enter your address in the field below, and then click Subscribe.

Michael Shapiro's Upcoming Appearances