secondary accent


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secondary accent

secondary accent

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secondary stress

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (in a system of transcribing utterances recognizing three levels of stress) the accent on a syllable of a word or breath group that is weaker than the primary accent but stronger than the lack of stress: in the word 'agriculture' the secondary accent falls on the third syllable. Compare primary accent
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Kulikov argues that "all exceptions to this rule typically quoted in grammars and handbooks can be explained by a small number of secondary accent shifts and/or semantic developments" (p.
A secondary accent color helps further differentiate the multiple SKUs.
words (ending in -archy, -mony, -doxy, -epsy, or -choly) with secondary accent on the KS before the -y terminal that receive accent on the syllable immediately to the left of the LS (e.
A perceptual test was designed to see whether the post-focal accent was perceived as a secondary accent and hence subordinate to the nuclear one, or whether the post-focal accent was perceived as primary and hence having double focus.