Common Lexeme

can pah

Keywords: Common language

Pronunciation (IPA): 't͡ʃam.bax, t͡ʃan pax 
Part of Speech: term noun verb 
Class: pali 
Forms: can pah 
Glosses: accent mark, stress mark 


The term 'canpah' is the Common word for Common's accute accent symbol that can optionally be used to mark irregular stress on words. It is generally used as a noun - in a verb context, it is a pali verb meaning to be accented. It is written as two words for grammatical reasons, but is typically pronounces like a compound word, hence activating the allophony on the n and p. Careful speakers will say /t͡ʃan pax/.

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