American English Stress.

Mark Odegard markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 30 02:36:54 UTC 2000


Do any of the dictionaries on CD allow one to search by total syllables, part of speech and stress marks? The results of such a search on the whole of English would be interesting.

Regarding the question about the stress of "detail", and other such two-syllable words which are noun-verb pairs differing only in stress, my instinct that all such verbs 'correctly' take the stress on the second syllable, and also reduce the first vowel to something close to a schwa. 
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