Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Suprasegmental

Suprasegmental

A suprasegmental is a vocal effect that extends over more than one sound segment in an utterance, such as pitch, stress, or juncture pattern.

In SIL contexts, suprasegmental is often used for

  • tone
  • vowel length, and
  • features like nasalization and aspiration.
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05-Ago-2021
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05-Ago-2021
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