Emma Lin 小一下 (2010/02/01 11:52)
Happyface Shen 小三上 (2010/06/17 01:02)
Segments are called "discrete" because they are separate and individual, such as consonants and vowels, and occur in a distinct temporal order.
Other units, such as tone, stress, and sometimes secondary articulations such as nasalization, may coexist with multiple segments and cannot be discretely ordered with them. These elements are termed suprasegmental....