How shall I pronounce the words every body, every thing etc. when meaning everybody, everything, but written separately in the 19th century, like Jane Austen did? As two words, or as one?
In the sentence:
Every body was there
is there an extra stress at the first syllable of the second word, like in
Every baby was there
or is there only one stress at the beginning like in
Everybody was there
I've sometimes heard Americans pronounced everybody as [ˈɛvrɪˈba:di] - is it just a local slang, or can it be a relict from the old times where these two parts were perceived as separate words?