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Re: Stress accent?
Jowan 'ab Jowan yscriv:
>I've been stressing the penult, on the assumption that Brithenig,
>like most Romance languages, shuns proparoxytones. Is that always
>right, though? When does the ultima get the stress? (Italian
>clues us in with the grave here.) The Web pages are distressingly
That was my general assumption as well (stress the penult); with the
possible addition/exception that words like salyd, afur, nediwn and all
infinitives have final stress, as their Latin antecedents accented that
syllable. Spanish retains accent on this syllable; and I belive Italian
and French do as well. Kerno has this accentuation pattern as well: sal
'uts, am 'ours, nedi 'u, cant 'ar, car 'er, etc. Of course, Kerno
accentuation can get a bit wonky at times; and on top of that, there are
no accent marks to help.
Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
> You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
> You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
> Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (FW 16.5)
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