I am curious about which side of the expression is stressed when "as well as" is used as a conjunction. For example:
brave as well as loyal
In this case, which adjective sounds highlighted more? Or do they sound equally important?
PS: For example, a friend of mine says the emphasis is put on the preceding/second noun since it sounds like an unexpected or surplus thing. As such, it is almost like saying "X person was loyal as much as s/he was brave."
Thanks in advance!