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Re: Let's ... constructions in Ayeri

From:Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>
Date:Friday, January 14, 2005, 5:51
--- Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:

> Gary Shannon wrote: > > The pronoun could then be the cadence marker when > the > > general gives the command to his troops: > > > > Kuraaaaaaaan TU! > > Quiessssssss TU! (at ease) > > >
> Hmm-- must military commands always be stressed on > the final syllable? >
I believe the final syllable is always sharp and short because it's function is to mark the exact moment at which the command is to be executed. Without that mark how would the troops all execute the move in unison? --gary