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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?) LEF