Penultimate Stress


Penultimate stress is a term used to refer to stress occurring on the second last syllable of a word (Demers & George, 1978).


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In this example, Demers and George demonstrate that there is penultimate stress (i.e., on the second last syllable), indicated with the accent over the word’s second /t/ (p. 180).