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Stress: Modern Hebrew
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1. Introduction

Stress refers to the relative prominence of syllables in words. Stressed syllables are usually produced with greater acoustic energy than unstressed syllables, which may result in a higher pitch, increased length, and enhanced loudness. Therefore, stressed syllables are acoustically more prominent than unstressed syllables.

In Hebrew, stress is cont…

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Cohen, Evan-Gary and Ussishkin, Adam, “Stress: Modern Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000863>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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