I've read a bit about the moraic system found in Japanese, but as there isn't much complexity in the case of its syllabic consonants, I am left with a few questions.
1) Are there any natural languages in which syllables containing a consonantal nucleus are assigned a mora?
For example, if [l̩] is a possible word in some hypothetical language, how would it most likely be parsed moraically? Would it just have one mora? In some language could it be considered to have zero morae?
2) Could one consonant function as both an onset and a nucleus in the same syllable (demonstrated in the 1)?
3) Is it possible for a language have a length distinction for syllabic consonants ?
B. [l̩:] ( contrastive with [l̩]?)
4) Lastly, would there be a difference in how A and B are counted moraically?