weak ending

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weak ending

One that is unaccented.
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V/VCWAR applies principally to words with weak endings.
Moreover, in words that include internal weak endings, accent will be assigned according to the rule demanded by the weak ending in question (e.
In objectively the ending -ly is neutral and does not count, -ive is a weak ending and is within the domain of PWAR.
As the third refinement, the LSAR operates on words that end in -ize, -ist, -ism, and -ish only if they include no weak ending or strong sequence (SS) immediately to the left of the terminal (e.
Overall, the key to the correct application of LSAR is that EFL/ESL learners must not mistake a weak ending or a word-final SS for a terminal.
168-93), McDonald upholds Buckingham's speech, without further examination, as a "showcase for the late Shakespearean style, displaying most of its hyperbatonic properties: intrusions, elliptical phrases, embedded clauses, loose connections among grammatical elements, regular enjambment, numerous light and weak endings, playfulness with caesurae, stops near the end of the line, all this amounting to a kind of jagged music, but music nonetheless" (138).
almost all verbs developed weak endings which survived in parallel use with the strong forms" (Wetna 1996: 120).
And another thing that the two films have in common is slightly weak endings.