David Bergdahl einstein at FROGNET.NET
Mon Apr 4 17:56:35 UTC 2005

For the past year I've heard "distribute" on tv and the radio as [dIs trI
byut] with third rather than second syllable stress, as if the
back-formation from "distribution" involved merely eliminating the last
syllable and leaving the stress unchanged.  Just at lunch on CNBC the CEO of
Real Networks used it thus.  I can imagine a front-shifting of stress to
[dIs] and then a reassertion of the final syllable as the result of
"distribution" but I can't think of other examples, unless this is a new
Any ideas?
"Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott aber Boshaft ist er nicht"
--Albert Einstein

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