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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 question existed. In haste, Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself)