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Table 1 Annotation symbols and conventions used in the syllabification algorithm

From: An open-source rule-based syllabification tool for Brazilian Portuguese

Symbol Meaning
V’ Vowel (a, e, o, á, é, í, ó, ú, â, ê, ô, ü)
G Semi-vowel (i, u)
V V’, G
C Any graphic consonant (<lh>, <nh>, CO, CF, CL, CN)
CO Occlusive (p; t; c+a, o, u; qu+e, i; b; d; g+a, o, u; gu+e, i)
CF Fricative (f; v; s; c+e, i; ç; z; ss; ch; j; g+e, i; x)
CL Liquid (r, rr, l except <lh>)
CN Nasal (m, n)
CM Voiceless (b, g, p, c, d, f, t, not followed by l, r, t, V)
F End of word
p o Beginning of syllable
\(\widehat {}~(+n)=C\) n-grapheme on the right is equal to any graphic consonant
\(\widehat {}~(-n)=V\) n-grapheme on the left is equal to any graphic vowel
\(\widehat {}~(+n)\not =CN\) n-grapheme on the right is not equal to a nasal consonant