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 Post subject: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 10:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 4:51 am 
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Hi,

Can you share what you know about word stress and sentence stress?

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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:02 pm 
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Hi, Steve.
Word Stress: In English Language, a word may contain a single syllable or may be made up of more than one syllable. A word that contains one syllable is said to be (monosyllabic) while a word that contains two syllable is referred to as (bisyllabic). Also, there are some words in English That are made up of more than two syllables. the syllables may be three, four etc. these word are said to be (polysyllabic)
WHAT IS SYLLABLE?
A syllable is a unit of a word or a words that you pronounce with single breath pulse. this means that when you pronouce a syllable, air rushes out of your mouth 'once'.
EXAMPLE
go drink walk jump kick teach bless slap sleep pen love move write run meet kill work etc.
Now, let's try this little experiment: when you pronounce these words, bring one of your finger very close to your mouth and discover how many time air rushes out of your mouth.


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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:16 pm 
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If you do this very well, you will discover that air sushes out of your mouth once for each word you pronounce. This means that word have only one syllable each and as a result, they are described as (monosyllabic words)
in every monosyllabic word, the only syllable is always stressed. In linguistic terms, we inndicate a stressed syllabe by pacing this (') diacritic before the syllable i.e 'go 'drink 'walk 'jump etc


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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:27 pm 
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BISYLLABIC WORK
These are words whic contain two syllables. If a word contains two syllables, only one of the syllable is stressed. stress therefore refers to the syllable that we pronounce with greater prominence. it usually sound louder than the other syllable in a bisyllabic word
EXAMPLES;
aBOVE chamPAGNE exAMPLE exPEL CHARter UNder RIver


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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
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POLYSYLLABIC WORDS;
These are words which contain more than two syllables i.e. threes, four, five etc.
If a word contains more than two syllables, one of the syllables will be pronounced with greater energy and prominence. That syllable is usually stressed.
EXAMPLES
disGREEment COMfortable inVEStiment MAssacre juDIciary REconcli FORmative etc


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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:50 pm 
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for clear and precise explanation about stress, click on the following link https://www.englishclub.com/pronunciati ... 9309052231


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 Post subject: Re: Word stress and sentece stress
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:24 pm 
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Hi Abdullahi

Thank you very much for all the details. It is helpful for advanced English learners. Your English is very good.

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