Syllable coda

In phonology, a syllable coda comprises the consonant sounds of a syllable that follow the nucleus, which is usually a vowel. The combination of a nucleus and a coda is called a rime. A coda is not required in syllables. Some languages' phonotactics, like that of Japanese, limit syllable codas to a small group of single consonants, whereas others can have any consonant phoneme or even clusters of consonants in syllable codas.

Here are some single-syllable words with codas: (the codas are specified in the International Phonetic Alphabet)

  • an: coda = /n/
  • cup: coda = /p/
  • tall: coda = /l/
  • milk: coda = /lk/
  • tints: coda = /nts/
  • fifths: coda = /fθs/
  • sixths: coda = /ksθs/

The following single-syllable words end in a nucleus and do not have a coda:

  • glue
  • pie
  • though
  • boy

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