FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Thu Dec 2 17:57:20 UTC 2004

Yes, you stress 'e'. But I don't think you need to stress 'a' in address.  To me, 'e-dress' is  more like 'e-commerce', 'e bay' 'e mail' and so on.
>>> halldj at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU 12/02/04 09:19AM >>>
 It seems to me that the
substitution of the first vowel in the word to produce a novel item for *e-mail
address* only works if you stress the first syllable in the word ['aedrEs], as
many (at least) Americans do, since the first syllable in the parallel
['i:drEs] needs to be stressed to make the point.

FYI, at least when I last lived there (I moved to the States in August 2003),
the usual term for *e-mail address* was, well ... *e-mail address*, or, if you
wanted to be less clunky, simply *e-mail*.  Of course, you can use both those
terms in the US too.

Damien Hall
University of Pennsylvania

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