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@wmconnect.com <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@...>