Talk:Trisyllabic laxing

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why is onset-maximization not applied in the syllabified IPA-transcription?

fixed, with better examples – ishwar  (speak) 23:28, 13 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Are there sources to say this doesn't occur with the inflectional suffixes -ed, -es, -ing, -ly, and -est, or with any meaning of -er (laborer), or in modern compounds (cowpuncher, tidewater). Also, there are more -ational words with the tense vowel than with the lax one. And there must be a better example than scholarly, unless scholar was once trisyallabic. Maybe gossamer? —JerryFriedman (Talk) 22:27, 17 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]


....and serene/serenity.

Should we have a list of these, as at initial-stress-derived noun? Or would this one be too long? Michael Hardy (talk) 16:22, 24 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

appear → apparent[edit]

"appear → apparent" does not seem to fit any of the six patterns now listed here. Michael Hardy (talk) 01:52, 15 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The pronunciations of "provoke", "pronounce" and "profound" are just wrong here. Was this article put together by an L2 learner? Each of these words has the "schwa" neutral vowel in the pro- syllable. -- Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:28, 18 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Provoke" generally has a schwa vowel if pronounced in the middle of a connected sentence, but if the word is pronounced in isolation or emphatically, the first syllable can become "semi-stressed" (as it is sometimes called), and has a briefer or less diphthongal form of the long-o vowel (at least in American English). AnonMoos (talk) 10:08, 19 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]