Definition of penult in English:
The penultimate syllable of a word.
- The first places stress either on the penult of the stem (orIGin-al, with source ORigin; VIRgin-al and proFESSion-al already have the stress on this syllable in the source), or on the final syllable (diaLECTal, with source DIalect).
- The main characteristic regarding accent in Japanese is that the highest accent is on the penult (second to the last syllable).
- If the ultima is long, and if the penult is accented, then it must be acute.
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archaic term for penultimate.
Definition of penult in:
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