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find a noun, preferably in N. sg.
Step 1 for determining stem weight
drop ending, prefix, and initial consonant cluster
Step 2 for determining stem weight
count the sounds in what remains in the 1st syllable
Step 3 for determining stem weight
1 sound
short vowels count for
1 sound
consonants count for
2 sounds
long vowels count for
2 or less sounds
Light stems have
3 or more sounds
Heavy stems have