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> > but when I first began
> > studying German, I was surprised how unintelligable my teachers found
>even
> > one shift of stress in polysyllabic words. I can't remember a specific
>real
> > example, but it was similar to saying [ar\"bait@n] instead of
>["ar\bait@n]
> > in _Wo arbeiten Sie?_.
>
><arbeiten> and its various inflected forms is always stressed on the
>first syllable. Primary stress on the first, secondary stress on the
>second, third syllable unstressed.

Yes, I know. As my post said, I gave it as an example SIMILAR to the ones
which have passed into the blurr of my memory.

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