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THEORY: YAEPT: stress placement (Was: Re: THEORY: Xpositions in Ypositional languages {X,Y}={pre,post})

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Saturday, September 29, 2007, 6:27
2007/9/24, Eric Christopherson <rakko@...>:
> > Then there are also mesoclitics, which occur between morphemes within > a word in Portuguese. I don't see why some so-called endoclitics > (i.e. the ones between morphemes) shouldn't be called mesoclitics. >
Poll: In words like "mesoclitic" and "endoclitic", and other non-native English, newly loaned or otherwise jargon terms (especially latinate ones), where do you put the stress? 1. me'soclitic (latinate stress) 2. ,meso'clitic (analytic stress) 3. any other I've encountered such a dilemma a few times in reading more specialised material before, and find that my ad hoc pronunciation depends on my mood, and (embarrassingly) on whether I will be talking about the topic in question afterwards to people I don't think will be familiar with the term (if they will, the former; if not, the latter, for ease of parsing). Eugene


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