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Re: Qosmiani website

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <anstouh@...>
Date:Friday, November 30, 2001, 5:26
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, John Cowan wrote:

> Christophe Grandsire scripsit: > > > Is it intended to have a Romance stress-like > > system (rather strict and directed towards the end of the word) or an English- > > style system (very free and more directed towards the beginning of the word)? > > Actually, it's been argued that the *default* stress in English, the one > speakers apply if they haven't heard the word and don't know where the stress > goes, is now on the penultimate, due to the influx of so much old French > and Latin and Latin-pronounced Greek. For example, I have never heard anyone > say the word "satyagraha" (presumably a Hindi borrowing, referring to Gandhi's > principles of passive resistance), but I would surely say /sAtS@'gRAh@/.
I read that as /"sA:tS@%grA:hA:/, even though I could obviously predict the intended pronunciation. Tristan War doesn't prove who's right, just who's left. - BSD Games' Fortune


Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>satya:graha