american english stress rules ?
-ment -itis -tive -tude sive
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I'm from the northeast and this is how I say them...if thats what you're asking.
tive-short I sound, dont say the E
sive-same as tive
- KevinLv 41 decade ago
No stress is applied to -ment, -tive, -tude, or -sive, ever.
In -itis, the AI sound in the "it" is stressed, but the final "tis" is not.Source(s): Native speaker.
- bryan_qLv 71 decade ago
NONE of those suffixes are of English descent. Stress rules? You need a whole word to see how a word is stressed, not just a portion of it.