Re: Signs that prove I have way too much time on my hands.
|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, July 20, 2000, 14:55|
On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Mangiat wrote:
> Wow! Is there in Dutch that rule the German language has: compound nouns
> always stress the 1st syllable?
No, fortunately not. I don't know the rule for compounds of
single-syllable words (no time to look it up either), but it varies:
BRAADworst, rookVLEES. Compounds of words of more than one syllable
usually retain their own stresses: chocoLAdeHAgelslag.
And as I said, the Hottentot word is a construct designed to be
funny; nobody would actually use it, even if the functionary in
In haste, Irina
Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay.
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