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By William Pierce Shephard

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In all languages owning a good constructed expiratory accessory there's stumbled on a bent to weaken the syllables which stand at the reduce phases of accentuation. The strength dedicated to the creation of the syllable on which the main accessory rests makes worthy a discount within the strength of the expiration of the opposite syllables of the observe. The vowels of those syllables then express a lack of sonority; and are prone to be lowered to that caliber which calls for the smallest amount of expiratory strength for his or her articulation. basically that half is left that's totally valuable for the lifestyles of the syllable. Or, in different instances, the relief may work nonetheless farther. Then the weaker syllables disappear fullyyt; the power as soon as expended on their construction is going to swell the tension given to the extra hugely accented syllables, and so they lose their self sustaining lifestyles. to watch the impact of those trends, we've got purely to match a language with a chromatic—or musical—accent with one owning a powerful expiratory pressure. within the former, all of the vowels are articulated relatively and usually preserved via lengthy sessions of improvement; within the latter, they're first diminished in strength, their articulation is slurred or hasty, they usually frequently disappear solely. for instance, in historic Greek, which had unquestionably a tone-accent, there are nearly no examples of the syncope of unaccented vowels. the one situations of loss are a result of next contraction of 2 vowels status in hiatus after the outfall of an intervocal j or w. yet within the Teutonic department, however, the vowels of the unaccented syllables are regularly weakened; from the earliest interval this tendency could be saw, and its operation is unchecked at present day. In smooth English those vowels are continuously slurred in pronunciation, and are usually weakened to the so-called '' irrational'' vowel (the sound of u in but), that is routinely an insignificant voice-glide, with no determined articulation.

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Une mission de pétroliers. Ibn Saoud. arabe après le chinois et le russe. hommes dans La Comédie humaine. intérieur du harem, elle revint quelques jours en Angleterre pour voir Horace à Cambridge, un samedi après-midi où il jouait au cricket. Son apparition ne fut jamais oubliée. or. arrêta en lisière du champ de cricket où la partie était commencée depuis un moment. Mrs McKay ménagea ses effets et descendit après une attente des plus nobles. Le chauffeur plaça un escabeau sous ses pieds et elle apparut, mince silhouette mauve, les mains cachés dans un manchon de zibeline.

Tre plus douloureux, tournant en rond, sautillant sur le gravier. un square. Ce que Georges put penser à cette minute-là lui est sorti de la tête. il a perdu un morceau de sa vie. il cherchait à maintenir Barry à distance pour éviter une de ses attaques favorites en crouch. il fit et qui le déséquilibra. énergie du désespoir, à le frapper durement à la tempe, ressentant aussitôt une fulgurante douleur dans la jointure des métacarpiens gauches. un K. , Barry fut sonné. Il posa un genou à terre, baissant la tête, juste au moment où la neige tomba.

Je vous aurai, dit-il. est pas fini ! est pas question pour moi de continuer. ai atrocement mal. Enfin, tertio, il neige. Cela au cas où vous ne vous en seriez pas aperçu. Vous avez mal ? Assez. Barry se releva, titubant comme un homme ivre. La neige tombait de plus en plus serrée. Georges commençait à grelotter. Et en plus, dit-il, nous allons être bons pour une pneumonie. La tête de Barry était entièrement blanche. Il porta un doigt à sa tempe où se dessinait un hématome. Je regrette pour votre main, dit-il.

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