paroxytone


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par·ox·y·tone

 (pă-rŏk′sĭ-tōn′)
adj.
Having an acute accent on the next to last syllable. Used of some words in Greek and certain Romance languages, such as French and Portuguese.
n.
A paroxytone word.

[Greek paroxutonos : para-, beside; see para-1 + oxutonos, oxytone; see oxytone.]

paroxytone

(pəˈrɒksɪˌtəʊn)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) (in the classical Greek language) of, relating to, or denoting words having an acute accent on the next to last syllable
n
(Phonetics & Phonology) a paroxytone word
[C18: via New Latin from Greek paroxutonos, from para-1 (beside) + -oxutonos oxytone]
paroxytonic adj
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Noun1.paroxytone - word having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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Oral support: spell the words according to speech and not according to writing conventions--ex: use of vowel "u" and not "o" at the end of paroxytone words (bolo--bolu; menino--meninu)
3) Mainly oxytone, and then conservative, in PPS and paroxytone in FPS, e.
In the paroxytone position, they may become open vowels /e/ or /[]/, as in <canela> or <bigode>, or closed vowels /e/ or /o/, as in <cabelo> or <estojo>.
The "thematic" type, on the other hand, seems to have originally been oxytone, the exceptions being two instances, usinarani- and purukutsani-, where the derivative imitates the accent of its basis, and one further case, mudgalani-, (15) where the accent is paroxytone just as in the "athematics.
Generally speaking, this consists of an indeterminate number of lines, each consisting of eight syllables divided 4p + 4p ('p' indicates a paroxytone ending, 'pp' a proparoxytone) and concluded by a single seven-syllable line divided 3p + 4pp.
The line does no more than repeat the first line, 'la nostra volonta quieta', but with the significant change from volonta to the more flowing paroxytone volontade.
paroxytone meter follows in two hemistichs --verso a minore in eleven syllables-- its image transcribed into verse.
In order to find out the phonological units that better account for the rising F0 trajectories in the two languages, I recorded one English and one Spanish native speaker producing 45 declarative sentences which contained words with different stress distributions (oxytones, paroxytones and proparoxytones) in prenuclear position.
In order to find out the phonological primes that account for prenuclear F0 rises, recordings were made of one English and one Spanish native speaker producing 45 declarative sentences which contained words with different stress distribution in prenuclear position: oxytones (words with stress on the final syllable and thus no postaccentual syllables within the word), paroxytones (words with stress on the penultimante syllable and thus one postaccentual syllable within the word) and proparoxytones (words with stress on the antepenultimate syllable and thus two postaccentual syllables within the word).
The status of L is investigated in words with different stress distributions (oxytones, paroxytones, and proparoxytones) in subject and verb focal positions.