I can easily find out which word that is stressed in a sentence if it's (1) both said clearly, loudly and said in the highest pitch range of that sentence. But in some cases, the speaker just (2) says quickly one word in the highest pitch, and says another one clearer, slightly slower and louder. So if the the first case (1) is not mentioned, then...
Which one - (2) saying clearly, slightly slowly and loudly or saying quickly in the highest pitch range of a sentence - is a natural way to emphasize a word in a sentence?
To understand what I'm talking about the second case (2), the below examples show you features of the second case (2)
i. THINK him in the BAND ("think" is higher in pitcher than "band", but "band" is clearer and more powerful than "think". > If someone wants to say that both "think" and "band" are stressed, then why does "band" only sound powerful but it's not in higher pitch than "think"?)
ii. STARTED it off in ASIA (Same problem and same question with the iv)
iii. don't even know ("know" is drawled longer and sounds clearer than "don't even", but "don't ev..." is in higher pitches than "know"
iv. absolutely gorgeous ("absolutely" is in higher pitch than "gorgeous", but it sounds less powerful than "gorgeous")