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how can a ‘stressed schwa’ exist? In ‘Applied English Phonology 3rd edition’ (page 85), ‘herder’ is the example of the stressed schwa and it is manifested as ‘3’(with r-coloring tail). As I’ve seen so far, a schwa is so light that the syllable containing it cannot be stressed despite the following coda. Thank you

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  • which syllable does it list as stressed schwa, the first or the second? And American or British Pronunciation?
    – katatahito
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 6:43
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    ‘herder’ has stress on the first syllable. And we may infer that it is American judging from ‘r-coloring’
    – Whisney
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 6:51
  • english.stackexchange.com/questions/26928/… might be helpful, but focuses on britsh accent's potential use of stressed schwa. I would also add that "murder", "third", "turd", "burn", "urn" etc. to your list
    – katatahito
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 7:05

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