One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Full stress falls on the first syllable of a word, thus obliterating the Latin stress on the penultimate or antepenultimate in trisyllabic, tetrasyllabic and pentasyllabic words.’
- ‘The primary accented syllables in monomorphemic trisyllabic and tetrasyllabic Thai words are the final syllables.’
- ‘Beginning in the Wei and Jin, Shijing-style tetrasyllabic poems gradually fell into decline and the popular stele-memorial inscription then became the primary vehicle for tetrasyllabic writings.’
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