once upon a time - help with sentence stress

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pitic8

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english romanian
Once upon a time, there was an old woman...

I have a bit of trouble with underlining stress for 'once upon a time' as i find it a bit confusing

Many thanks for any help
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Once upon a time, there was an old woman...

    I have a bit of trouble with underlining stress for 'once upon a time' as i find it a bit confusing

    Many thanks for any help
    I hope this will help:

    once upon a time: tum te-tum te-tum - long short-long short-long

    There was an old woman - te tum te te te-tum - short long short short short-long.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    There is not always a single answer to this question.

    Just to prove it, when I read this line the sentence stresses are only on once and time:
    Once upon a time there was .....
     
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