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    Body Part Words

    Я хотел бы узнать, почему слова, которые называют части тела нерегулярнее, чем другие слова?
    У большинства этих слов нерегулярное произношение, например: рука, зуб, губа, грудь, мозг, бедро, глаз, ребро и т.д.
    Есть причина?

    (ps is it correct to say слова для частей тела)

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    Хммм... А что такого нерегулярного в их произношении?

    "Слова для частей тела" - лучше сказать "названия частей тела"

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    most of these body part words have irregular stress patterns, just wondered if there is some kind of reason for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    most of these body part words have irregular stress patterns, just wondered if there is some kind of reason for this.
    Stupid question.

    Why is a leg called a leg in English and not a mrata.
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    most of these body part words have irregular stress patterns, just wondered if there is some kind of reason for this.
    They are no more irregular than many other Russian words.

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    And probably because most of them are two-syllable words which increases the possibility of noticing this kind of floating stress.
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