I remember reading/being told that stress in Inuktitut depends on syllable weight. Since heavy syllables would be those with either a double/long vowel or a vowel followed by two consonants, stress would fall on the last heavy syllable of the word.
However, I’ve got no idea if that’s really so, and, in case it is, what accounts for stress in words with no heavy syllable. Besides, are we to analyse words as a whole, or the noun/verb root only, with affixes either being unstressed or bearing secondary stress?
I did find a short section on Greenlandic prosody in the Wikipedia that sort of matches the outline above:
Intonation is influenced by syllable weight: heavy syllables are pronounced in a way that may be perceived as stress. Heavy syllables include syllables with long vowels and syllables before consonant clusters. The last syllable is stressed in words with less than four syllables and without long vowels or consonant clusters. The antepenultimate syllable is stressed in words with more than four syllables that are all light. In words with many heavy syllables, syllables with long vowels are considered heavier than syllables before a consonant cluster.
I wonder, though, if that might be applied to Inuktitut as well (although it might be the case that even Inuktitut variants differ on that among themselves, too).
So, basically, is there any input on this anyone can give me?