"Double stressed" words
|From:||Roberto Suarez Soto <ask4it@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 28, 2003, 15:39|
Today I "discovered" a new feature of Unahoban
(http://retrincos.net/conlangs/unahoban.html): the "double stress". The
term is, I hope, not too misguided for what it tries to mean.
The stress of the Unahoban words is always the first syllabe. So, in
_Ilhuru_, the stress would go upon the first "i": _I-lhuru_. However,
sometimes words get quite big, as in _Etaniruse_ ("rulers", masculine
plural). This causes one of the features of Unahoban, the "double
stress": in words where the stressed syllabe is three or more syllabes
away from the last, the last syllabe is stressed. In the previous
example, _etaniruse_, the word could be thought as if divided in two:
_etani_, stressed in the first syllabe, and _ruse_, stressed in the last
one. Using tildes as explicit accent markers (as it was custom in the
late dialect of Ish'ein, that adopted a "natural stress" in the
second-to-last syllabe), this would be _étanirusé_.
I think I've seen something alike to this in Tolkien's work
(IIRC, "Númenórean"). Anyway, does it make sense? Is this another case
Thanks in advance.
Roberto Suarez Soto