Southern stress shift

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 18 12:17:31 UTC 2013

I can't say I've ever heard of SEPtember.


On Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at 12:41 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

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> 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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