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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.

How to pronounce pausa?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say pausa in sign language?

  1. pausa

Numerology

  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

Images & Illustrations of pausa

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