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April 13th, 2013 12:24 AM #1
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?g w e n
❀ Viola Mireille ○ Sancia Blue ○ Cosima Vale ○ Cleo Iphigenia
Dash Apollo ○ Madoc Orion ○ Balian Ross ○ Kieran August ✮
Cameron Alastor Wilde ⋆ Mars Auberon ⋆ Aril Cassius Jett
Willow Alianora ⋆ Coraline Isilmë ⋆ Elodie Aurora Sanan ⋆ Celia Belle
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April 13th, 2013 12:33 AM #3
Joo-lee-ET is my pronunciation.~ Mother of Violet Elizabeth Rose ~
FUTURE DAUGHTER: IVY OR JANE
FUTURE SON: FREDERICK OR HENRY
April 13th, 2013 12:52 AM #5alyssa ϟ 23 ϟ usa ϟ name lover
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April 13th, 2013 03:33 AM #7
April 13th, 2013 06:15 AM #9Senior Member
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