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Not really. It depends if the last letter of the word is pronounced or not. For Schubert it is not. So both syllables have the same intensity and are pronnouced chou-bair.For Schonberg, the G is pronounced. This puts a stress on the last syllable as you say..
Hah, I know what you mean. In French swearing, they always seem to say "merde" with an emphasis on the "de" -- "mer-duh". The more exasperated they are, the longer the emphasis on the "de" becomes.In 2007 I stayed with a French family for the Summer (part of an immersion program) and they had a dog (named Rena). One time the dog threw up in the house. I was in the other room, but I distinctly remember hearing my host mom yelling at the dog:"Rena! Non! Rena!! RENA!! NON!!!"*sound of dog throwing up*"mer-duuuuuuuhhh!"
Pronunciation, according to Wikipedia: [dy fa(j)i]
Similarly, when I studied French in school, I was told that in a word like trente-trois, the second "e" is always silent. Not so when I heard native a Frenchmen speak the word slowly.
It's great to always learn new things. I always called him Dufé. That must be why he never answered
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