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stress and pronounciation

Василий Терехов (=?koi8-r?Q?=F7=C1=D3=C9=CC=C9=CA=20=F4=C5=D2=C5=C8=CF=D7?= <vabot@...>) on February 6, 2006

Dear Robin!


QUOTE: [>The stress falls on the last vowel before the last consonant, right?]

Robin, I repeat this question. Would you give several illustrations? Please.

pato-pe pato pe andro gina

If a word has a hiatus, where is a stress?

viagia : viag_i_a or vi_a_gia?

televisia : t_e_levis_i_a or t_e_lev_i_sia?

lingua : ling_u_a or l_i_ngua, or l_i_ngwa?

funktio : funkt_i_o or f_u_nktio ?

If a word is like VCVC, where is a stress? On ultimate vowel or on penultimate vowel?


The words ‘lingua’ and ‘televisia’ seem difficult for pronouncing.

May be, if ‘S’ is between vowels, it would be better to write and say ‘Z’? (VIZITA, TELEVIZIA, etc)

Also a latin suffix TIO is difficult to say for me. Pay attention, that in English it has been modified in [shn], in russian - [tsiya], Franch - [sy~o~], in Esperanto - CIO. In other laguages it has also modified. In Latin itself(!) the letter T in suffix ‘TI…’ is used to pronounce as [ts]. I guess it would be better SIO, SIA in Glosa (for example: FUNSIO), or even SI (FUNKSI, compare with SERI, - this word may take as the sound pattern)

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stress and pronounciation - Committee on language planning, FIAS. Coordination: Vergara & Hardy, PhDs.