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Can you identify the stressed and unstressed syllables with caps and non caps respectively:? Elaine

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L. Laurel

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L. Laurel, Assistant Manager, MBA (Marketing), California

Answered Oct 16, 2019

The correct answer to this question is E lane. In the name Elane, E is the stressed syllable. Compared to unstressed syllables, stressed syllables are louder — the person speaking puts emphasis on the stressed syllable and articulates it more than the unstressed one.

It is best for a person to read the word aloud and see which syllables are emphasized to identify which syllables are stressed or unstressed. They also differ in how the pitch of the syllables. Stressed syllables have a change in the pitch and set the tone because unstressed syllables follow the pitch that the stressed syllables put forth.

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John Adney

John Adney

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Answered Feb 21, 2017

I would scansion this as schwa and lane. However some people pronounce the name E LANE. I find this confusing.
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John Smith

John Smith

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Answered Feb 10, 2017

Elaine
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