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English translation: [to cut off] the end of the coda

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Portuguese term or phrase:material final
English translation:[to cut off] the end of the coda
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12:19 Mar 8, 2007
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science - Linguistics / phonology
Portuguese term or phrase: material final
Sílabas ditas pesadas (CVC ou CVCC) têm tendência geral ao apagamento do material final da coda

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MY TAKE? I avoided translating "material final"...

Heavy syllables (CVC or CVCC) have a general tendency towards coda deletion.
zabrowa
Local time: 00:14
[to cut off] the end of the coda
Explanation:
As I understand it, your question is whether the coda IS the "end" (as in end of the syllable) or whether the coda itself has an "end." It does. I'm giving you some examples below. This is how I would hande the sentence:

"With the so-called 'heavy' syllables .. there is a general tendency to cut off the end of the coda."

The syllables don't cut off the end; the speakers do.

Examples:

We are mainly interested in how syllable borders and the segmental ... have to be much more similar to the distance between the BOF and **the end of the coda** ...
www.ling.umu.se/fonetik2003/pdf/129.pdf

In syllable division, a geminate consonant is assumed to close one syllable ... **progression from the nucleus to the end of the coda, i.e., pu[?k] ‘punk,’ ...**
www.umass.edu/judaic/anniversaryvolume/articles/25-E2-Boloz...

The first syllable in "brandish" ends at the /d/ and the first syllable of ... tell **whether the consonant in question is the end of the coda of the syllable** ...
www.spinnoff.com/zbb/viewtopic.php?t=21516&sid=fd35e0ffe80f...

The onset is established at that point and brings **the end of the coda of the preceding syllable** up to it. [0029] Finally, in step 6, the onset of the first ...
gauss.ffii.org/PatentView/EP984430
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Muriel Vasconcellos
United States
Local time: 15:14
Grading comment
Thanks, your explanation was really helpful... sorry, BTW, for the delay...!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Muriel Vasconcellos


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[to cut off] the end of the coda


Explanation:
As I understand it, your question is whether the coda IS the "end" (as in end of the syllable) or whether the coda itself has an "end." It does. I'm giving you some examples below. This is how I would hande the sentence:

"With the so-called 'heavy' syllables .. there is a general tendency to cut off the end of the coda."

The syllables don't cut off the end; the speakers do.

Examples:

We are mainly interested in how syllable borders and the segmental ... have to be much more similar to the distance between the BOF and **the end of the coda** ...
www.ling.umu.se/fonetik2003/pdf/129.pdf

In syllable division, a geminate consonant is assumed to close one syllable ... **progression from the nucleus to the end of the coda, i.e., pu[?k] ‘punk,’ ...**
www.umass.edu/judaic/anniversaryvolume/articles/25-E2-Boloz...

The first syllable in "brandish" ends at the /d/ and the first syllable of ... tell **whether the consonant in question is the end of the coda of the syllable** ...
www.spinnoff.com/zbb/viewtopic.php?t=21516&sid=fd35e0ffe80f...

The onset is established at that point and brings **the end of the coda of the preceding syllable** up to it. [0029] Finally, in step 6, the onset of the first ...
gauss.ffii.org/PatentView/EP984430

Muriel Vasconcellos
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Local time: 15:14
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Thanks, your explanation was really helpful... sorry, BTW, for the delay...!
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