content, content

January 31, 2007 6:34pm CST
where should I really put the stress in the word content if I was talking about its composition? is it on the first syllable or on the second? what about if I was talking about being contented? I mean content, where is the stress on it?
1 response
• United States
1 Feb 07
Hi! Is this your homework? Haha. Anyway, content (composition) has the stress on the FIRST syllable. Content (satisfied) has its stress on the SECOND syllable.
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
My english professor said the same and Ive been used to it, then just a few days ago, when i did a voice recording in my speech class, the teacher said that I pronounced the word content (composition) wrong. She said that both words are stressed in the first syllable... no distinction. I wanted to protest but she has left me right away!