Monday, December 10, 2012

Each separate sound

 is its own syllable: “ob-” is a syllable, “-so-” is  a syllable, and “-lete” is a syllable. So if we look at the second line of the song, we can see that it is  made up of twelve syllables: 1 2 3 4 more junk than Sanford sells. I jet pro- pel at a . . . The syllables are “more,” “junk,” “than,” “San-,” “-ford,” “sells,” “I,”  “jet,” “pro-,” “-pel,” “at,” and “a.” Stress is the emphasis put on particular syllables. Syllables are  stressed by saying them slightly louder and/or longer, making  them more distinct. In normal speech we stress certain syllables  naturally, depending on our accents and personal preferences.  For example, when speaking, we would probably stress part of the  Pharcyde lyric in the following way: obsolete is the punk that talks more junk than Sanford sells