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Message de hobbes007 posté le 03-01-2008 à 18:41:16 (S | E | F | I)
Etes-vous d'accord avec cette accentuation et pourquoi?
Noun Adjective Verb
increase increasing increase
decision decided decide
critic critical criticize
Réponse: Accentuation de TravisKidd, postée le 03-01-2008 à 18:43:14 (S | E)
decide: toujours "cide" (ou "ci")
critic: toujours "cri"
Réponse: Accentuation de hobbes007, postée le 03-01-2008 à 18:51:48 (S | E)
can you help me find some examples like increase, increasing, increase. Words that come from the same root but shift stress.
Réponse: Accentuation de TravisKidd, postée le 03-01-2008 à 20:41:28 (S | E)
Here's one that is quite apropos:
accentuate - accentuation
Most (all?) verbs ending in -ate or -ute are stressed on the antepenultimate (i.e., third-to-last) syllable, but their noun forms ending in -ation or -ution are stressed on the penultimate (i.e. next-to-last) syllable, i.e. the one containing the "a" or "u" before the "tion".
Some other examples:
Noun: invite (= invitation)
If "con" (against) is the opposite of "pro" (for), what does that say about Congress?
Réponse: Accentuation de hobbes007, postée le 04-01-2008 à 12:47:03 (S | E)
Thank you very much that helps me a lot.
I need 3 ( a verb, a noun and an adjective) of them so can you correct me on those ones?
accentuate - accentuation - accentuated
concept - conceptualize - conceptious
Or can you give me some easier examples
Réponse: Accentuation de TravisKidd, postée le 04-01-2008 à 18:47:03 (S | E)
You can always (with rare exceptions) take the past participle of the verb to be an adjective (as you have done with "accentuate").
Here's one with 3 different syllables accentuated:
Réponse: Accentuation de hobbes007, postée le 04-01-2008 à 19:22:59 (S | E)