Speech Work: Words of Four Syllables Stressed on the First
Stress the first syllable of a word that ends in ‘osm’ or ‘ism’ if the word has three or four syllables. Examples include TRIbalism, ORganism, MIcrocosm, PEssimism, MOdernism, Animism, COmmunism.
Stress the first syllable of a word which ends in “ble” if;
1. the word has four or more syllables.
2. the first syllable is neither a single letter nor a prefix.
Examples include CULtivable, NAvigable, VEnerable, VEritable, CHAritable, MEmorable, COMfortable, SERviceable, MOtorable, HAbitable, PErishable.
PULmonary, SPIritual, SUpervisor, SUperwoman, SUperpower, SUpercsript, SUpermarket, SUpermodel, SUperglue, SUperhero, SUpercharged, TAbulator, TElecottage, TElemeter, TElepresence, TEleprompter, TElevision.