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  1. Pausa

    In linguistics, pausa is the hiatus between prosodic units. Some sound laws specifically operate in pausa only; for example, certain phonemes may be pronounced differently at the beginning or end of a word when no other word precedes or follows within the same prosodic unit, as in citation form. This is the case with the final-obstruent devoicing of German, Turkish, Russian, and other languages, where voiced obstruent consonants are devoiced pre-pausa as well as before voiceless consonants; the opposite environment is relevant in Spanish, where voiced fricatives become stops post-pausa as well as after nasals. These environments are often termed pre-pausal and post-pausal, respectively; the phrases in pausa and pausal form are often taken to mean at the end of a prosodic unit, in pre-pausal position, as pre-pausal effects are more common than post-pausal ones. In English, the last stressed syllable before a pausa receives tonic stress, giving the illusion of a distinction between primary and secondary stress. In dialects of English with linking or intrusive R, the r is not realized in pausa, even when the following word begins in a vowel. Similarly, French liaison does not operate in pausa.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pausa in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pausa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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