Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Thu Dec 2 21:02:56 UTC 2004

In fact, I think it's pretty common here to stress the first syllable for
the noun (what's your AD-dress?) and the second for the verb (a-DRESS me
politely!).  Do most of you agree?

At 12:57 PM 12/2/2004, you wrote:
>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
>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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