Artisan - artisanal

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Although artisanal is the adjective meaning 'to do with artisan', it is pronounced differently.

  • The noun artisan, which means 'a craftsperson', and particularly 'a person who makes by hand something available in mechanized mass production', has the stress on the third syllable, 'art-y-ZAN', IPA: r tɪ ˈzæn/
  • The adjective artisanal has the stress on the second syllable, 'art-IS-an-el', IPA: r ˈtɪ zən əl/

Difficulty may be avoided by using artisan epithetically, as in 'artisan baker' and 'artisan bread'.