Install and installation

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 13 04:09:08 UTC 2013

"finance company" (alternating weak-strong-weak-strong) might be an instance of the "rhythm rule" (not just for birth control!), as in "She's fourTEEN" vs. "FOURteen GIRLS".  I might pronounce HIGH fi-NANCE that way too,  for the same reason, and I'm pretty far from a one-percenter.


On Dec 12, 2013, at 7:51 PM, W Brewer wrote:

> Sociolectal variation evident in <finance>:
> The 1% can dabble in <high finance>: [fih.NAENS].
> The 98% worry about the <finance company> repossessing their car:
> [FIE.naens].
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> The American Dialect Society -

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