penult


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the next to last syllable in a word

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Where a three-syllable word does not have a superheavy ultimate or a heavy penult, stress is assigned to an antepenultimate heavy syllable.
Thus, the penult [ka] is the most prominent one at the word level because it is strong within the foot [ka.
In this case there is indeed an apparent correlate with short penult, at Aj.
To the note that a [is greater than] e in the penult of barakat and harakat (p.
Barca, again, seem likely to stand in Chelsea's way at the SHOWDOWNS penult i m at e stage if they can beat Benfica in the quarter-finals but Di Matteo insisted: "We're not thinking about anything further than Benfica.
Stress placement on the 4829 most frequent polysyllabic words in Spanish Word ending Final stress Penult stress Antepenult stress Vowel 178 2494 178 /s/ 20 909 94 Consonant (except /s/) 778 176 2 Table 2.
16) The most important of these, Ultimate Jump, moves stress from the penult to the ultima under a variety of morphological subconditions.
He wanted to find out whether informants would stress them on the last syllable or on the penult.
In the AML simulation all -en words are assigned penult stress, and all but one -Vn words were assigned final stress.
Neither Aske's nor Eddington's experiment focuses on quantity sensitivity, so having words like remington <type of rifle> in mind, I wanted to put to the test the importance of the penultimate syllable--whether a closed penult really blocks stress on the antepenult.
Its starting point is an article by Cyrus Gordon,(11) who found that the stress shifts from the normal penultimate position, as in qatalti, to final position, wqatalti, "when, and only when, (a) the penult is a closed syllable or (b) the penult and antepenult are both naturally long syllables".
The traditional rule of nasog ahor states that stress retracts from the final to the penult when the word precedes a word with initial stress.
It is important to note that in some cases, diminutive formation would appear to produce sequences of [ji] in the rhyme of the penult syllable: [lim.
Accordingly, the most relevant variables, ordered from most to least relevant, are (1) the stressed or stressless status of the final syllable, (2) the gender of the base, (3) whether the base is monosyllabic or not, and if not, the stressed/unstressed status of the penult syllable, (4) what phoneme appears word-finally, as the nucleus or coda of the final syllable, (5) whether the base has two or fewer syllables, and if not, the stressed/unstressed status of the antepenult syllable, (6) the phoneme(s) in the coda of the penult syllable, if any, (7) the phoneme(s) in the rhyme of the antepenult syllable, if any, (8) the phoneme(s) in the onset of the final syllable, (9) the phoneme(s) in the onset of the penult syllable.
For instance, in bisyllabic words containing /je/ or /we/ in the penult nucleus (e.