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  1. #1
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    Juliet - Which syllable do you stress?

    This is something I've been mildly curious about since I was in Romeo and Juliet two years ago.

    Most of the people I grew up around [in the DC metro area] stress the third syllable of Juliet, so it's joo-lee-ET.

    But in Shakespeare's play, if you stick to the iambic pentameter, the first syllable (JOO-lee-et) is stressed about 80% of the time. And sometimes the "lee-et" becomes one syllable (sort of a "lyet," or I guess you could also say it's "Jool-yet.")

    Example (bold= stressed):

    It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

    I met a Juliet last weekend who stresses the first syllable. I think that's how I prefer it-- unless it's spelled "Juliette."

    How would you say it? Which way do you prefer? Do you know any Juliets?
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    Joo-lee-ET is my pronunciation.
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    I pronounce it Joo-lee-ET.

    I prefer Joo-lee-ET with either spelling, although I tend to favor Juliet because Juliette just seems so excessive.
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    Juliet = JOO-lee-et
    Juliette = Joo-lee-ET

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    Joo-lee-ET.

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