“Now, Krikorian is right that final stress is rare in multisyllabic English words.”
“They began calling the for-hire motorized passenger vehicles taxis once the national French Academy determined that taximètre would replace the German taxameter to become official French.xvi Rushed Parisians are, after all, fond of shortening multisyllabic words.xvii”
“Exploding geysers, erupting volcanoes and steaming rivers give this North Atlantic country a "Lord of the Rings" quality that appeals to kids though they may find it a challenge to sound out the multisyllabic names—Eyjafjallajökull?”
“He splashed his steaming cup of multisyllabic coffee into the big asshole's face.”
“No birth certificate for Palin to question, no cue cards to help her with the spelling and/or pronunciation of multisyllabic country names like...”
“Is a violence-packed action sequence best served by lyrical, multisyllabic flowery prose?”
“But even Claire is surprised when Carl takes the microphone and throws out "complicated multisyllabic lines with apparent ease," telling "a witty, articulate tale about the various obstacles in the spiritual and material progress of a young black man.”
“In fact, according to a study of the subset of English in the Hoosier Mental Lexicon (Clopper 2002), 11% of the multisyllabic words had their primary stress on the final syllable.”
“What Krikorian is complaining about is having to use a stress pattern that occurs in a full 10% of multisyllabic English words.”
“Long gone are the days when the preponderance of analysts would take hours to parse the multisyllabic circumlocutions of Chairman Alan Greenspan.”
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Words and phrases expressing a property which they also possess themselves: "noun" is a noun, "English" is English, etc. If W means W AND W is (a) W, then W is an autological item. Very often but n...
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Words that describe themselves (at least as displayed below). Also called autological or homological words, as listed by dann and tthorley.
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