Some articles on stress, stress clash:
... For example, the main stress in English phrases may be placed several syllables away from the end of the phrase, even though the rule assigning this stress looks for a lexically stressed syllable near this ... Therefore, what seemed to be a non-local application of the phrasal stress rule is reinterpreted as the local application of the rule to the highest row of the metrical grid ... including English, German, and Masoretic Hebrew, in which stress shifts to avoid a 'stress clash' ...
Famous quotes containing the words clash and/or stress:
“When I am finishing a picture I hold some God-made object up to ita rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my handas a kind of final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If theres a clash between the two, it is bad art.”
—Marc Chagall (18891985)
“Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing ones mind.”
—W. Somerset Maugham (18741966)