Chalet, Gruyere Cheese (1801); Tordillas, Chiili (1777)
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Mar 19 14:38:32 UTC 2002
On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Laurence Horn wrote:
#I love "stomachic", which has various earlier and later cites in the
#OED (the relevant sense is #3, 'good for the stomach'), but which I'd
#never before encountered. Apparently it's stressed (or was stressed)
#on the penult, so it doesn't sound too much like "stomach ache".
That's the rule with "-ic": the stress is on the syllable before it.
I have a small collection of exceptions to this rule:
-- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoepist, and
a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel
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