Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Ro0oni Guest

    Default strong and weak syllables

    hi ...... i can't understand the different between strong syllable and weak syllable in phonology
    i'm learn english .......... the English is my 2nd language .
    plz i need e.g with description
    thank you

  2. #2
    naomimalan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    484
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: strong and weak syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by Ro0oni View Post
    hi ...... i can't understand the different between strong syllable and weak syllable in phonology
    i'm learn english .......... the English is my 2nd language .
    plz i need e.g with description
    thank you
    With the word deSCRIPtion, SCRIP is the stressed("strong") syllable. Because it is a stressed syllable it makes the "vowels" in -"tion" sound weak.

    With the word comPUTer, because PUT is the stressed syllable, it makes the vowels in "com" and "-er" sound weak.

    This weak sound is called a "schwa". It sounds like the "a" in "about".

    Does this help?
    Last edited by naomimalan; 14-Dec-2008 at 18:50.

  3. #3
    Ro0oni is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: strong and weak syllables

    ok thanks ...... but i do not want this
    what the relation between " elision , intonation " and strong and weak ??
    the word " coda " what it is mean ??

    shortly i need to understand this object by specialities way ....... not in general

    this question to me but now i'm member

  4. #4
    naomimalan is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    484
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: strong and weak syllables

    Intonation is the way that your voice rises and falls as you talk. For example, when you ask a question, your voice rises at the end of the sentence.
    Elision: When you are talking, you sometimes don’t pronounce a sound. For example, if you want to say “bread and butter”, you don’t pronounce the “a” and the “d” in and. You say bread ‘n’ butter. You sometimes don’t pronounce a whole syllable when you are speaking: you can say prob’ly instead of probably, Febr’y instead of February.
    Strong and weak syllables: I explained this in my last post.
    Intonation and elision take place at the level of the sentence, when you are speaking.
    Strong and weak syllables are inside the word. If you look for a word in a dictionary, it will tell you which syllable is strong and which syllables are weak.

    When you talk, your intonation and your use of elision can change. But the strong and weak syllables in a word of two syllables or more do not change. They remain the way they are shown in the dictionary.

    A coda is the end part of a syllable, for example, the [d] in head.

  5. #5
    Ro0oni is offline Newbie
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: strong and weak syllables

    thank you soooooooo much , naomimalan


Similar Threads

  1. Weak And Strong Syllables
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-Mar-2009, 07:35
  2. as strong as..
    By bosun in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Feb-2008, 11:28
  3. country wine weak heads may overpower
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-Nov-2004, 07:15
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-Jul-2004, 09:21

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •