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    hi ,
    please i have read "vowel sound are longer when they are consoned sound and when the're stressed "

    what is the meaning of stressed
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    Hello,

    As far as I know, Stressed means Stress . Cambridge dictionary have defined the stress as: a word or syllable pronounced with greater force than other words in the same sentence or other syllables in the same word, or a musical note is played with greater force than others in a group. That is you make more effort to produce (or articulate) the sound stressed. For example: In the word “table” /ˈteɪ.bl ̩/ the stress is in the primary position. Note that in “but” /bət/ the /ə/ is never stressed.

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    Please give your threads more helpful titles. "Meaning of 'stressed'?" would have been good for this.

    I do not understand this: "vowel sound are longer when they are consoned sound". Where did you hear/read this?

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    hi thank you for your help in my course of prounication it said that pretty it is not stressed

    i've not understand
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    Quote Originally Posted by light86 View Post
    h Hi. t Thank you for your help. i In my course of prounication pronunciation course it they said that 'pretty' it is not stressed'.

    i've not understand I didn't/don't understand.
    'Pretty' is stressed on the first syllable.

    Please begin your sentences with a capital letter and end them with a full stop (period).

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    Quote Originally Posted by light86 View Post
    vowel sound are longer when they are consoned sound
    Does your text really say this?

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    Hello,
    I suggest you bring some corrections to your request if you don't mind of course. To my knowledge, vowel sounds are said to be lengthened if followed by a voiced consonant but not when they are stressed. the short vowel / / in the word 'dad' is considered long because it is followed by the voiced sound /d/ but when followed by a voiceless /t/ as in cat, the vowel is said to be extra short pronounced in a very quick way. please let me know if this is of any help to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akianemelly View Post
    To my knowledge, vowel sounds are said to be lengthened if followed by a voiced consonant but not when they are stressed. the short vowel / / in the word 'dad' is considered long because it is followed by the voiced sound /d/ but when followed by a voiceless /t/ as in cat, the vowel is said to be extra short pronounced in a very quick way. please let me know if this is of any help to you.
    That might be what light86 meant; if so, it is helpful, but not totally accurate.

    The short vowel / / is always a considered a short vowel. When it is followed by a voiced vowel, it is indeed longer than when it is followed by an unvoiced vowel, but it is still shorter than its closest long vowel equivalent followed by a voiced vowel.

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