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Re: THEORY: YAEPT: stress placement (Was: Re: THEORY: Xpositions in Ypositional langu...

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2007, 0:10
On 9/29/07, <MorphemeAddict@...> wrote:
\> un.doing@GMAIL.COM writes:
> > > > even hybrid compounds like "automobile", whose > > ultimate stress has always eluded me as to why -- IIRC the Latin was > > 'mo:bilis. > > > > Ultimate stress? As in final syllable? No way! > It's 'automo,bile. > Although I've heard it the other way, too.
I agree, it's usually 'automo,bile, outside of contexts where rhythm requires a modification (o/~ Riding along in my automo'bile... o/~) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>