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The general structure of a syllable consists of the following segments:
Onset (obligatory in some languages, optional or even restricted in others)
Rhyme & Nucleus (obligatory in all languages)
Coda (optional in some languages, highly restricted or prohibited in others)
Syllable structure Optional Closing segment of a syllable Coda Obligatory Central segment of a syllable Nucleus 核 Obligatory Core of a syllable, consisting of a nucleus and coda (see below) Rhyme Optional Initial segment of a syllable: Onset Optionality Description Parts
In a stressed syllable, if there is only one vowel letter , followed by a consonant letter and a silent “e” , then this syllable is called an open syllable and that vowel letter is pronounced as the sound of the vowel letter itself.