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Stress Borrowing?

From:Eamon Graham <robertg@...>
Date:Monday, March 17, 2003, 11:54
Is it a normal or natural thing for languages to change word stress
placement due to contact from surrounding languages?  For example,
let's say language X has penultimate stress and language Y and
language Z both have ultimate stress.  Would it be usual for
language X to shift the stress to the ultimate syllable?

Robert Eamon Graham    

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