[Ads-l] How do you place the primary stress

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 29 15:42:17 EDT 2018


See this Language Log post from last year:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=34177

As I note in a comment:

"Mark Bray (author of the forthcoming Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, so
presumably an expert), wrote in the Washington Post recently that it's
"pronounced ANtifa." That doesn't help with vowel quality, but initial
stress does seem to be preferred by those in the know."

Linking to:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/made-by-history/wp/2017/08/16/who-are-the-antifa/

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 3:01 PM, Page, Ryan <Ryan.Page at americo.com> wrote:

> It's alternatively pronounced as an-TIFA or ANTI-fa.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf
> Of David Barnhart
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:59 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Fwd: How do you place the primary stress
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> > From: David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
> > Date: August 29, 2018 at 2:46:41 PM EDT
> > To: hbarnhart at highlands.com, wbarnhart3 at gmail.com, Deakinsa at wpunj.edu,
> HHaller at gc.cuny.edu
> > Subject: How do you place the primary stress
> >
> >
> > In the word _antifa_?
> >
> > Thank you,
> > David
> >
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