[Ads-l] Stressed Syllables in US English

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri May 29 14:29:08 UTC 2020


This analysis of the top 5k words of US English shows that for a typical document (books, magazines, and newspapers) the words break down like this.

   73% of words are one-syllable

   19% have stress on 1st syllable

    8% have stress on other than first the syllable

Note that 71% of multi-syllable words have stress on the 1st syllable.  A previous estimate was 90%

See truespel video of analysis at   https://youtu.be/y3WUrgM_zXk

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