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Re: Justifying a stress pattern

Date:Saturday, December 29, 2007, 17:30
In a message dated 12/29/2007 10:50:32 AM Central Standard Time,
andjo@FREE.FR writes:

> Quoting Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>: > > > I didn't understand this particular sentence of yours: > > "The oddity, of course, is that a long final syllable doesn't attract the > > stress > > if it ends in a short vowel followed by a single consonant." > > > > ??? Perhaps you could explain it. :-p > > It would be easier to explain if you gave me some hint what confuses you. The > sentence is perfectly clear as near as I can tell. > > Andreas >
I had trouble understanding this, too. If the final syllable ends in a short vowel followed by a single consonant, how is it a long syllable? stevo </HTML>