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Question abouta grammatical term

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Thursday, October 3, 2002, 5:08
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> Completely unstressed, or does it keep a bit of secondary stress?
No more secondary stress than in any other poly-syllabic words. For example, "telephonic" is (at least for me) télephònic, that is, with main stress on the first syllable, and secondary stress on the third, just like "wátercòoler" has main stress on the first syllable and secondary stress on the 3rd syllable. There are some that vary, like "on-line" is sometimes ónlíne, with two stresses, and sometimes ónline, with one stress. I use the two-stress pronunciation, and find the one-stress pronunciation odd. :-) -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42