> On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 08:49:48 -0000, "alexandru_mg3"
> <alexandru_mg3@...> wrote:
> >II. Now a question for your 'accent wondering theory'
> >IF the Original /e:/ in pate':r was long WHY YOUR 'WONDERING
> >THEORY' DIDN'T ARRIVE TO MOVE IT on PENUL. SYLLABLE AS EXPECTED(and
> >as you have proposed for /tHu-ga'-t:er/ after it would have dancefor
> >awhile on the first syllable /tHu'-ga-t:er/?I.
> > (te:r in pate':r, being a heavy syllable too isn't it, as in
> >dHuga'te:r too...)
> >... the process of IAMBIC RETRACTION.
> >This process, first identified in Bartoli 1930, deaccents
> >a final iambic sequence (^ -') in polysyllabic words,
> >resulting in recessive accentuation.
> "Polysyllabic" here means "having 3 or more syllables".
> Miguel Carrasquer Vidal