Raymond Brown wrote:
> >not syllables.... if you've ever heard singing in Japanese, you'll hear each
> >mora as a seperate syllable, including "n".
> If this is so, then they are not morae. It only makes sense to talk of
> morae if one can have, in the language, syllables that are at least
I interpret this to mean that when Japanese is *sung*, the morae are rendered
as full syllables, in the same sense that "Oh" is a single syllable in English,
but is sung as two in the first line of "The Star-Spangled Banner", viz.
"O-oh say can you see". I know this is true of the first syllable of "Shina
no yoru" (the Japanese version of "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", so to speak).
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