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Offensive stress (was: those irregular prepositions)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Thursday, June 22, 2006, 16:31
>Aidan Grey <taalenmaple@...> wrote:
>Generally, Americans say "two weeks" instead of "fortnight", the >same number of syllables. And for "Tuesday week", we say "a week >from Tuesday". If I have the meanings correct.
Sadly, I do not use "fortnight" for no one would understand it. I think it's a great word. I read a lot of fantasy novels. Often authors will write "se'ennight" for week. I don't know if it was every a true word, but it sounds good! I take of'fense at 'defense. Since 'offense and 'defense seem to arise in the sports arena, I attribute the offensive pronunciations to a lack of education. For me, 'ad-dress is the noun; address' is the verb. Please ad'dress the envelope with the correct 'address. Which reminds me: I say /'anvElop/, not /EnvElop/. And the verb is /En'vElVp/. You gotta love it! Charlie


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