Nucleus (definition)

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The Nucleus of a syllable is the vowel and any offglide that follows it. In the English word boys, the nucleus is oy ([ɔj]).

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  • Crystal, D. (2008) Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6th Edition. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.