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 Post subject: Re: Stress in CUBE
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:45 pm 

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Sorry, for ignoring this question, there's so little traffic here that I didn't check.

There are (at least) two meanings of the term “secondary stress” in English.

The “secondary” stress of the British tradition is marked by the same acute accent as “primary” stress. The difference between the two is that “secondary” stress is not last, “primary” stress is last. So in kangaroo [kángərúw] the first vowel is secondary stressed because it is followed by a further acute accent, the last vowel is primary stressed because it is not.

The posttonic “secondary” stress of the American tradition is marked by a full vowel. So parrot [párət] has no stress on the last syllable, robot [rə́wbot] has “secondary” stress there (the British tradition calls this “tertiary”), because [o] (as well as [a] and [e]) may only occur in a stressed syllable.

This minimalistic approach is somewhat indeterminate, since there are three vowels, [ɪ], [ə], and [u], that may occur both in stressed and in unstressed position. [ə] is often transcribed as [ʌ] (this is the current default behaviour of CUBE), [u] is practically always preceded by a palatal consonant when unstressed, but with [ɪ] it is sometimes very difficult to tell if it is stressed or unstressed both in the Jones/Gimson/Wells tradition and in CUBE.


 Post subject: Stress in CUBE
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:00 am 

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I have a question about stress marking in CUBE. How is the secondary stress marked? Or is there no distinction? (based on what I read on the CUBE homepage on stress, there isin't)

Thank you in advance!

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