Stress can also occur on whole words or phrases in order to express different meanings. Read the sentence below aloud two times. In the first reading put the stress on the pronoun ‘I’ and in the second reading, place the stress on the auxiliary verb ‘am’. As you listen to yourself reading the sentence, what meaning is conveyed by the shift in the stress? 'Iam speaking '
When 'I' is stressed, it essentially means you are warning individuals you want to start the deed of communication. When 'am' is stressed, it essentially shows no other individual ought to be communicating other than you.