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>Given that you make no claim that speakers of Mandai are physiologically
>like people in this world, I see nothing wrong with this.  However, in
>*this* world, stress seems very strongly to correlate with relative
>syllable weight, such that closed syllables and syllables with long
>vowels are prosodically more prominent than open syllables with short
>vowels.

All the syllables in the language are open (except for some final
syllables), and the three vowels that receive the strongest stress (/i/,
/A/, /u/) tend to be long.


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