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    help with stress patterns

    in my i-to i i have been asked to write one English word which corresponds to each of the following stress patterns:

    the only following stress patterns i have been given are two dots

    one large dot and one small dot = example O o


    one small dot and one large dot = example o O


    one small dot one large dot and one small dot = example o O o


    one large dotand two small dots = example Oo o


    one large dot and three small dots = example O o o o

    if any one can understand this could you be so kind and give me an example of these?

    note the big black O mean the large dots and the small o mean the small dots
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    Re: help with stress patterns

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyheaney View Post
    in my i-to i i have been asked to write one English word which corresponds to each of the following stress patterns:

    the only following stress patterns i have been given are two dots

    one large dot and one small dot = example O o


    one small dot and one large dot = example o O


    one small dot one large dot and one small dot = example o O o


    one large dotand two small dots = example Oo o


    one large dot and three small dots = example O o o o

    if any one can understand this could you be so kind and give me an example of these?

    note the big black O mean the large dots and the small o mean the small dots
    The big "O" or dot means the stress in on that syllable and small dot or "o" means it is a dstressed syllable. Small and big dots is a way of representing the syllables and which syllable has the stress...

    one large dot and one small dot = example O o (Bysyllabic word with stress on first syllable) Object (N) The object is lying in the table.


    one small dot and one large dot = example o O Bisyllabic word with stress of second syllable Object (V) I object to your proposal.


    one small dot one large dot and one small dot = example o O o Trisyllabic word with the stress of middle syllable


    one large dotand two small dots = example Oo o Trisyllabic word with stress on first syllable


    one large dot and three small dots = example O o o o four syllabic word with stress on first syllable.

    You can searcg for examples from the dictionary or Dictionary and Thesaurus - Merriam-Webster Online


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    Re: help with stress patterns

    Hi just wanted to say thanks your was very insightful and helped me to understand with out giving me any answers and that got my brain working
    i am still stuck with the O o o o but im not to sussed i think i may have got it... i think

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    Re: help with stress patterns

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyheaney View Post
    Hi just wanted to say thanks your was very insightful and helped me to understand with out giving me any answers and that got my brain working
    i am still stuck with the O o o o but im not to sussed i think i may have got it... i think
    The word with 4 syllables and stress on the first syllable.. Television (It has 2 acceptable pronunciations, in one of the pronunciations the first syllable is stressed) has 4 syllable Te le vi sion and the first syllable is stressed.. O o o o

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