pretonic

pretonic

(priːˈtɒnɪk)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) denoting or relating to the syllable before the one bearing the primary stress in a word
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In traditional tonal harmony, subdominant and dominant chords have specific discrete functions within a key, so why jettison those useful concepts in favor of "pretonic" or "hypo pre-subdominant"?
A Neglected Phonetic Law: The Assimilation of Pretonic yod to a Following Coronal in North-West Semitic.
The presentation shows how pretonic choices may convey a wide range of attitudes, tonicity is responsible for focus management and tonality controls the flow of information.
Note that some compound words, such as uberraschen, retain the long vowel [y:] when the syllable is pretonic. This is because the first syllable bears a secondary stress, rather than being fully unstressed.
Five tenders for the supply of (a) pretonic washing connections and kidney washing catheters, (b) regular x - ray films, (c) urology requisites, (d) pharmacists requisites and (e) general purpose medical requisites.
E: There are two cases where > i: lialmente (V: 23); mita (VI: 41), and only two cases where > u in zutare (II: 7); zutati (I: 7).28 I also include here cases where 'e' has been kept in a syntactic pretonic position.29 For Mil., there are sporadic cases in (DI, 45; MOR, 334; R, [section]137; V, 58).
(5) loss of constriction in pretonic and post--posttonic syllables: *VR' > *VR and *V': > *V:, but preservation of the constriction under the stress and in the first posttonic syllable,
The constraint ALL-FT-RIGHT must also rank above WSP in order to account for the possible occurrences of unstressed heavy syllables in pretonic positions, such as /piskaubu-av/ [pis.kaw.(bwav)].(14) If ALL-FT-RIGHT is dominated by WSP, [pis.kaw .(bwav)] would incorrectly lose to *[pi[??].(kaw).(bwav)].
However, in order to account for some instances of SCF in pretonic position (e.g.
von Wartburg, the e forms are to be attributed to analogy with pretonic ja [right arrow] je: see W.