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Initial stress-derived nouns rules and patterns
Is this the correct term for words which are nouns when the first syllable is stressed, and verbs when the second syllable is stressed? Yes. Wikipedia has more on initial-stress-derived nouns. There ...
Pronunciation of 'Taxman'
John McWhorter writes about this phenomenon in his book Words on the Move: Often if a word is part of the unaccented part of [a] compound, then it starts being pronounced more fuzzily, and drifts ...
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