Re: new stress system
|From:||Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 18, 2000, 17:05|
On Fri, 18 Aug 2000 12:42:05 -0700, Jim Grossmann <steven@...> wrote:
>1.7 WORD STRESS: Most or all syllables in any given
>word are stressed, and stress is roughly equal, as in English
>phrases like "hay ride," "surf board rules," and "brand new
I've found everything quite plausible, except this comparison with
equal stress in English. I think it's simply unnecessary.
Actually, you are describing a system operating with two types of
syllables, 'normal' and 'reduced'. The former, unlike the latter,
support tonal distinctions. The position of the (non-phonological)
dynamic stress depends on tones.
Everything is OK, for me. The distinction normal/reduced, with tonal
oppositions on the former, has natlang precedents. In Standard Mandarin
it is complicated with phonological dynamic stress. I think a similar
system with non-phonological dynamic stress is at any rate simpler.