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Wed Jan 10 1996

Sum: Word Stress Summary

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Message 1: Word Stress Summary

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 1996 12:06:08 +1000
From: CALIX <EDULHLURE.LATROBE.EDU.AU>
Subject: Word Stress Summary
My thanks to the following for responding to my query for
examples of UK/USA word stress variation:

Bob Yates RYATESCMSUVMB.CMSU.EDU
Martin Eayrs eltnewswamani.apc.org
Lee Bradley lbradleygrits.valdosta.peachnet.edu
Michael Shapiro MShap61107AOL.COM
Scott C. Simonsen ssimonseedcen.ehhs.cmich.edu
Paulette Dale KJJZ76Aprodigy.com
Abbie Tom atomemail.unc.edu
Elizabeth Guthrie eguthriebenfranklin.hnet.uci.edu 
Matthew Davenport Weymar mdw21columbia.edu
Raquel Strauss rs218columbia.edu
Jeff Schwartz schwartzcais.cais.com
J. Gamber jbgamberucdavis.edu
Carol Bellamy cbellamyipr.umd.edu
Paula S. Newman pnewmanparc.xerox.com
Gary H. Toops TOOPSTWSUVM.UC.TWSU.EDU
Nancy Frishberg nancyfseiden.com
Hartmut Haberland hartmutruc.dk
Anton Sherwood dashernetcom.com
Larry Trask larrytcogs.susx.ac.uk
Joseph F Foster fosterjfucunix.san.uc.edu
Karen Steffen Chung karchungccms.ntu.edu.tw
John Lawler jlawlerumich.edu
Markell R West markellafterlife.ncsc.mil
Alexei Iurtchak alexeiacpub.duke.edu
Kathleen M. O'Neill koneil1uic.edu u55354uicvm.cc.uic.edu 
Jussi Karlgren karlgrencs.nyu.edu
MARC PICARD PICARDVAX2.CONCORDIA.CAMARC PICARD
Martha G. Morgan morganmail.utexas.edu
Marie-Louise Hannan hannanciti.doc.ca
James Kirchner JPKIRCHNERaol.com
Peter Daniels pdanielspress-gopher.uchicago.edu
David Quayle spokUDel.Edu
Susan M. Ervin-Tripp ervintr1violet.berkeley.edu
Lee Hartman lhartmansiu.edu
Georges Rebuschi rebuschiext.jussieu.fr
Michael T Hammond hammondu.Arizona.EDU
Douglas McCarthy mccarthymicronet.fr
Lucy Eliot morsegrove.ufl.EDU
Patrick Griffiths griffithkula.usp.ac.fj
Roly Sussex sussexlingua.cltr.uq.OZ.AU

Words with stress differences in UK/USA Standard English
(My apologies for being otherwise in the way I indicated
stress in my orginal posting. I have altered this to be
consistent with dictionary entries: 'following primary stress;
, following secondary stress; ? means I am uncertain.)

UK USA

?compe'nsatory ?compensa'to,ry
?headquarters
?in'ventory ?inve'nto,ry
?pre'mature 
?weekend
adu'lt a'dult
a'llegory allego'ry
a'rbitrary arbitra'ry
a'ristocrat ari'stocrat 
addre'ss (noun) a'ddress (noun)
addre'ss (verb) addre'ss (verb)
adve'rtisement adverti'sement
alumi'nium alu'minum
anci'llary a'ncillary
atta'che attache'
au'ditory au'dito,ry
ba'llet balle't
ba'rrage barra'ge
ba'ton bato'n
baboo'n ba,boo'n
be'ret bere't
ca'fe cafe'
capi'llary ca'pilla,ry
ca'rbonyl carbony'l
Cari'bbean Caribbe'an (also Cari'bbean)
ce'metary ce'meta,ry
chimpan/z/ee's chi'mpan/s/ees
cigare'tte ci'garette
co'mmentary co'mmenta,ry
co'mplex (adj) comple'x
co'mposite compo'site
co'ntribute contri'bute
contro'versy co'ntroversy
coro'llary co'rolla,ry
cro'chet croche't
cro'quet croque't
cu'stomary cu'stoma,ry
de'bri debri'
de'tail detai'l
defa'matory defamato'ry
defe'nce defe'nse (law, military)
defe'nce de'fense (sports commentators in
 order to distinguish it from
 of'fence)
di'ctionary di'ctiona,ry
dicta'te di'ctate
do'rmitory do'rmito,ry
dona'te do'nate
e'longate elo'ngate
e'xpert (adj) expe'rt (adj)
exple'tive e'xpletive
extrao'rdinary ex'trao,rdinary
Fe'bruary Fe'bua,ry
ferti'le fer'tile
fro'ntier fronti'er
frustra'te fru'strate
ga'rage gara'ge
hara'ssment 
here'ditary here'dita,ry
homo'genous ho,moge'neous
i'nnovative i,nnova'tive
ibu'profen i,bupro'fen
inqui'ry i'nquiry 
Ju'liette Julie'tte
labo'ratory la'borato,ry
la'mentable lame'ntable
li'terary li'tera,ry
lieute'nant lieu'tenant
loudspea'ker lou'dspeaker
magazi'ne ma'gazine
ma'trimony ma'trimo,ny
macra'me ma'crame
margari'ne ma'garine
mi'litary mi'lita,ry
missi'le mi'ssile
mo'nastery mo'naste,ry
o'rdinarily o'rdina,rily
or ha'rassment hara'ssment 
pa'stel paste'l
papier ma'che papier mache'
poli'ce po'lice (SE or working class?)
prete'nce pre'tense
rea'ctionary rea,ctiona'ry
resea'rch re'search
resou'rce re'source
roma'nce ro'mance
se'cretary se'creta,ry
te'mporarily te'mpora,rily
te'rritory te'rrito,ry
te'stimony te'stimo,ny
televi'sion te'levision
transla'te tra'nslate
ura'nus u'ranus
uri'nal u'rinal
 
Lloyd
L.Hollidaylatrobe.edu.au
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