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Re: those irregular prepositions

From:Tristan Alexander McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Thursday, June 22, 2006, 13:39
On 21/06/06, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> Ah, but here's the crucial question: do you say weekénd or wéekend? I > say the latter, and the former sounds archaic - charmingly so, > admittedly, at least in small doses - as if it were still spelled > "week-end". Right up there with "to-morrow", "to-day", etc.
I'm really bad at questions of stress, at least which of two stressed syllables bares the primary stress. I *think* I say "weekénd", but that's an unreliable assessment. I do say "fortnight" and "Tuesday week", though, which I think Americans find charmingly archaic if they know what they mean. ("Fortnight" is *such* a useful term, I have no idea how you get by without it. *So* many things happen on a fortnightly basis. In particular, pay ;) -- Tristan.


Aidan Grey <taalenmaple@...>