Some languages always stress the same syllable, others differentiate words based on which syllable is stressed. some can stress multiple syllables others only one. In Spanish we deal with this using accents. This way there's no way two words are written the same and pronounced differently.
Title says it but I’ve always been curious. I know stress/syllable timed is more of a continuum so I was thinking with languages closer to the middle there might be some dialects that would be considered more syllable/stress timed than the others.
and yes i know its just shortened to wtf to type. im just saying why havent we realized it takes longer to say wtf
It's spɛ.ʃəl and ɪnfluˈɛnt͡ʃəl apparently (that I pronounce them - dictionaries say they should be the same [end edit]), for those who care.
I’m expecting my second baby girl this September. Our daughter’s name is Lila Rose (two syllable last name). I’m a big fan of the 2-1-2 syllable name, and I would like this girl to have that same flow. I’m not dead set on Daisy, but it’s the front runner. I’d love some suggestions for a one syllable middle name.
An example would be the pre-chorus of Lizzo’s “Juice” (“if Im shining everybody gonna shine”). I watched a video a long time ago about the history of this style and a part of me thinks the word starts with a T? Google could not help, Im afraid.
How does your conlang handle words? Or inflection? This activity is about that. Here's how it works: I take the image from a wug test, and you take it, and answer the question it asks, with the word they came up with acting as a word in your conlang. This will be a fun way to show how the fundamentals of your morphology work.
Looking for a one syllable name. Could be masc or neutral. Thinking about Cole but I’d like other suggestions!
Hello! I am intermediate Russian speaker who has the luxury of being able to communicate with extended Russian family. I speak the language fairly well, but something I tend to struggle with is determining which syllable to stress in unfamiliar words, which is something many native speakers are able to do when presented with a new word, despite it being completely random. Additionally, how do you determine which word uses ё or е when е is used interchangeably so often for both of them?
Edit: for the second inquiry regarding ё and е, what I mean is when ё is written as e and how to determine that the e is actually a ё
So my name is inspired by a herb and I’m in culinary school and i just got this little bengal kitten that i want to name after a spice or herb to match the theme. She’s the same shade as cinnamon and has these dots like a cheetah. it’s been impossible to find a name that suits her best. Please help :) 🐆
As part of the [Fifth Friday Frenzy] (https://old.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/n1v5nt/ot_fifth_friday_frenzy_challenge_checkin_new/) I am committing to doing a few challenges, including a number of [PM]s. Exciting!
For this [PromptMe]: hit me with what ever you've got - no genre too strange, no character unwanted. I only ask that you refrain from supplying a Blurb as a prompt. You know, the type of prompt that is four sentences long and reads like a synopsis. Keep it simple, please! Let me wriggle about in your kindly supplied inspiration, so that I might make wings and sore.
(Yes...sore, not soar. Crash landings with failed wings hurt, ask Icarus.)
Let us see what you've got!
EDIT: MAYHAPS I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS SLEEP DEPRIVED!
Edit: I will be replying to every comment, but I've had to sneak away for a few hours. I will be back!
Third Edit: I'm back in the saddle!
FOURTH EDIT: SO HELP ME I WILL DO ALL THESE, IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS! LIFE KEEPS GETTING IN MY WAY!
Hello! We are expecting a baby girl and have decided on Gwendolyn (nn Gwen)! I am totally stuck on middle names, however. I am looking for suggestions for 2 or 3 syllable middle names that would flow well with Gwendolyn. The name cannot end in s or th. If 3 syllables, the name should be short in length, such as Lydia, for example. Bonus points for any nature connections and if the middle name flows well with both Gwen and Gwendolyn. Thanks!
We’re planning for baby number 2 and if it’s a girl we both like Briar. But the only thing is, our first child has a beautiful nature name with a nice meaning, and I’m afraid that since briar means thorns, that maybe the kid would feel bad about their name? Let me know if you think Briar is a pretty name or not so much, and if I should worry about the meaning.
Also, our first kid’s name is a single syllable so I was leaning toward the same for the second kid (and definitely nature theme), so if you have any single syllable suggestions I’d love to hear them. Sky was a top contender until I found out it’s a main character on paw patrol. We love things like Meadow, Indigo, Sparrow, Rain, Ocean, etc.
(I've been listening to a lot of Eyedea lately, I love his song "Music, Music" and also "Even Shadows Have Shadows" - I relate greatly to his bars about music being an escape and this inspires me to write too, I'm not just tryna bite his style, I'm trying to be inspired and influenced, there ~IS~ a difference...)
(01) He says "I don't listen to 90 percent of what you send, Chris" - and I just feel pissed like "how you gunna dismiss this?" /
(02) Music was the rope that helped me climb from the abyss - Music's the only reason I haven't tried tuh slice my wrists /
(03) If he doesn't love the melodies - then why are we even friends? But during the courtship phase - he would mirror me and pretend /
(04) We'd Skype call and sing our favorite songs to each other - And that's before we even knew that we'd become lovers /
(05) But I was not prepared, for the landmine I'd discover - cuz a life without music is like toast - without butter /
(06) For me, a really good song is like an ice cream in the summer - Finding out the person you love hates your hobby is such a bummer /
(07) I thought we were a pair like Harry n' Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber - but you just put a spell on me, my mind was stuck in slumber /
(08) I dated the wrong person - how could I have made this blunder? Cuz music just annoys you - it don't fill you up with wonder /
(09) And now I know the truth and you've torn my heart asunder - but I know you'll fake like you like it, when you find yourself another /
(10) You'll listen to his YouTube links and copy everything he thinks - and when you karaoke sing - you know it doesn't mean a thing /
(11) All it is is pantomime cuz you don't really grasp the rhyme - if music was a Van Gogh painting, you might as well be color blind /
(12) But in the past, those other times we sang together, you would cry - I really thought you were my guy, and you'd always be by my side /
(13) Guess each tear was just a lie - you faked it for affection, why? - I wasn't who you wanted so you hunted for a new supply /
(14) All the threats of suicide, all the words that cut like knives - I'm just a drone inside your hive who works tuh keep the Queen alive /
(15) Please just let me off this ride -- the circles hurt my stomach and it's stupid how we'd always fight /
(16) So I'm tellin' you good-bye - I just wanna live my life - without the fear of judgment or the need to always justify /
[Tail end bar]
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My question is specifically about English. In English, p, t and k are aspirated at the start of a syllable, for instance, pin [pʰɪn]. But after a preceding /s/ in the same syllable, there's no aspiration (there may be, but negligible): spin [spɪn] not *[spʰɪn].
But what about words in which the /s/ ends a syllable and the next syllable starts with a voiceless plosives? For instance, whis.per, sis.ter, whis.key etc? Will the plosives be aspirated or not?
Like I'm having trouble with the syllable scheme yet I'm maintaining the rhyming scheme. Else, what does a form of poetry exist which has a rhyming scheme like a limerick, is of 5 lines only and doesn't give regard to the syllables?
I tried googling it and visiting a few websites but didn't find any concrete answer.
Hello name nerds! Once again asking for help 😅 I am seeking a middle name for my daughter who will be here in August. We are pretty set on first name being Mallory. I wanted middle name to be Quinn, but for reasons I don't really want to share, it is no longer an option. A one syllable middle name works best with our last name for cadence, and I really want something kinda unique, but not YoUnEeK. Names like Rose or Lynn or those typical middle names are not my style. Any good ideas?? Thank you!
Dear lady commentator on the TV.... there's 2 syllables not 3 ... doge-uh-coin? Really? Probably says jiff instead of gif too... (Oh I know I'm about to get canceled by some of you but you're probably paperhands so...🤷♂️)
So every Tagalog dictionary I have come across uses the acute accent (ex: á) to indicate stress when it appears on any syllable that is not the penultimate (second to last) syllable. Words that do not have any diacritics/accents imply stress on the penultimate syllable (ex hayop and kamote are pronounced like háyop and kamóte).
However, when I see words with antepenultimate stress like di-ináasahan, palátandaan, máalaman or pagkásulong, should I also assume that the penultimate syllable is stressed as well? (ie do I pronounce those above words, and words like them, as di-ináasáhan, palátandáan, máaláman, and pagkásúlong?)
Thanks in advance!