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Stress and Intonation
As we all know, when it comes to English names e.g. Peter Parker, we always stress the last name i.e. Parker. But my question to you is what if the person has a middle name like , William Jefferson Clinton? Should we stress the middle-name as well? I need your expert opinion on this. So please advise?
Last edited by 5jj; 15-Apr-2013 at 11:16.
Reason: I made the small font larger
Re: Stress and Intonation
We don't. The two names receive roughly equal stress normally. We can of course stress one if we need to:
Originally Posted by britdam007
You met John Parker yesterday. This is Peter Parker.
I'd like to introduce you to Peter Postule and Peter Parker.
The same thing applies - they normally receive the same stress.
But my question to you is what if the person has a middle name like , William Jefferson Clinton? Should we stress the middle-name as well?
ps. You'll see that I changed the font size in your post. Some of us are not as young as we used to be, and can't read small fonts any more.
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