Southern stress shift

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 18 05:41:47 UTC 2013

HS:  <<<Southern Stress Shift, Indianapolis care dealer, "September">>>
Outside the Southern American English map, but may have migrated. Being
"care"-ful to distinguish September from the other -ember months? (Why is
July end-stressed? Maximally distinguished from Ju-ne?) Influenced by
initial stress on days of the week? Cf. 2013 [twuh.knee THIRteen], emphasis
on distinguishing syllable. Or it's all just CHAOS, A-A-A-A-A-AH!

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