More about repeated words


A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about deaccentuation of repeated words in English  (your name, your REGNAL name). The idea is basically that when you repeat a word, you don’t stress it (for a very thorough treatment of this subject go to the section called Sentence Stress on this website)

This morning I found another wonderful example which I’ll share with you too:

sound_loud_speaker Gyllenhaal started acting as a teenager. Her mother is a screenwriter and producer, her father a director. Her brother is actor JAKE Gyllenhaal (Terry Gross, Fresh Air).


As you can see, this feature is absolutely pervasive in English, so if you want to keep a good English rhythm, try to internalize it.