English Stress [was: Re: DISC: phonological system of Adain]
|From:||Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 15, 2002, 16:19|
At 11:08 PM -0500 03/14/02, John Cowan wrote:
>Dirk Elzinga scripsit:
>> This explanation preserves my generalization, but at a cost.
>I figured the explanation was going to be something like that.
>Thanks for the details -- and I agree that outside these special
>cases, one of the last three syllables will carry the stress.
>Did you ever weigh in on the notion that default stress is
>penultimate, such that neologisms typically get it?
I can't think of counterexamples right off, so I'm inclined to agree with it.
Dirk Elzinga Dirk_Elzinga@byu.edu
Man deth swa he byth thonne he mot swa he wile.
'A man does as he is when he can do what he wants.'
- Old English Proverb