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    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have question about why we need learn/know about strong and weak Syllables?
    What is the advantages or necessary

    Hopefully can get answer from you

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    Re: Strong and Weak Syllables

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    Re: Strong and Weak Syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by Echay View Post
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have question about why we need learn/know about strong and weak Syllables?
    What is the advantages or necessary

    Hopefully can get answer from you

    Thank you and Best Regards,
    Echay
    Welcome to the forums, Echay. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see that your excellent thread title has generated several threads on this subject.

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    Re: Strong and Weak Syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by Echay View Post
    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have a question about why we need learn/know about strong and weak Syllables?
    What is the advantages or necessary

    ...
    ...but the short answer is: using strong and weak syllables is what we do in speech. So until you learn/know about them you are bound to sound foreign (and in some cases your meaning will be unclear and/or wrong).

    b

    PS Incidentally, when correcting your mistake, a teacher would stress the a: 'You mean you have a question...' But this stress is just for contrast - emphasizing the word you omitted. If you had got it right in the first place ('I have a question...'), the 'a' would be weak: /aɪ hæv ǝ kwesʧǝn/ (If you said /aɪ hæv eɪ kwesʧǝn/ your meaning would be different - depending on context. For example, it could mean 'There's something I want to ask, but don't worry - it's only a single question' or 'There are lots of things that I find confusing, but I can only think of one of them at the moment' (a meaning I often use in my Tai Chi lessons )... or many other meanings.
    Last edited by BobK; 02-May-2012 at 16:02. Reason: Added PS

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