Re: OT: Justifying a stress pattern (plus OT: joke last name templates)
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 30, 2007, 19:11|
Den 30. des. 2007 kl. 15.22 skreiv Mark J. Reed:
> Because "Christopher"
> has one stressed and two unstressed syllables, the form
> *'Christopherson has no good candidate for secondary stress and is
> rejected. Also, you have the famous antecedent of Kris
> Kristofferson. :)
Could be worth mentioning that the Scandinavian name Kristoffer
unlike the English Christopher is stressed on the middle syllable. I
assume KK's stock is from around these parts.
The surname Christopherson is not uncommon in the north of Britain. I
suppose they all have the usual 2nd syllable stress. (Or what?)