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  • Stressed Content Words In Speech
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    Speech sounds are vibrations that travel through a medium (usually air) by displacing the molecules of this medium. Depending on the consistency of the given medium, the sounds travel at different speeds and have varying intensities. This is why we sound differently when we speak under normal circumstances from when we try to talk under water and also why it is completely impossible for speech sounds to travel through a vacuum. Speech sounds travel in the shape of waves, similar to the ripples t...
  • Final Open Vv Syllables
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    The Dutch stress sytem Dutch is described as being a quantity-sensitive trochaic system, operating from left to right with. In the following essay I will give the arguments and data that point towards this system. I will also analyse in which way exceptions are being taken care of within this system. The metrical analysis will be based on work by Trommel en & Zonneveld. These authors adopt an onset-rhyme organisation of syllable structure. We can make three major generalizations about stress whe...
  • Role Of English Word Stress
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    THE SYLLABLE AS A PROSODIC CATEGORY. WORD-STRESS. (CA 2) The syllable is a double-faceted category: segmental and non-segmental, or suprasegmental, or prosodic. The terms "suprasegmental", "non-segmental" do not describe the phenomenon from the point of view of its structure. The phenomena termed "non-segmental" or suprasegmental are features that do not participate in the differentiation of sounds, i.e. segments. These features are referred to as prosodic and the phenomenon itself is termed spe...
  • Final Open Vv Syllables
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    The Dutch stress sytem Dutch is described as being a quantity-sensitive trochaic system, operating from left to right with extrametricality. In the following essay I will give the arguments and data that point towards this system. I will also analyse in which way exceptions are being taken care of within this system. The metrical analysis will be based on work by Trommel en & Zonneveld. These authors adopt an onset-rhyme organisation of syllable structure. We can make three major generalisations...
  • Two Accented Syllables E.G. The Rhythm
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    POETRY NOTES A poem is an essence of expression whereby figurative and rhetorical devices, rhythm and sound are often key elements. There is usually a theme or an idea in mind... friendship for example. Such a wide theme brings with it many aspects such as jealousy, betrayal or inspiration. With these certain aspects in mind, the poet chooses the appropriate words for which to express such thoughts, depending on such qualities as denotation, connotation and their power to conjure certain images....

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