When talking to others, in casual conversation or a formal setting, being aware of where you put the emphasis on your words is important to communicate more clearly and effectively and to avoid misunderstanding.
I’m a stickler for HOW people speak. And, word emphasis fascinates me because it changes the meaning of a sentence, phrase, or idea, simply with the tone, energy, modulation of our voice. Consider this sentence with the emphasis on each separate word:
My translation of each implication may be different than yours. However, it makes the point that the emphasis changes EVERYTHING.
Here is my interpretation of the different sentences:
In a voice-over script situation, when typing out a word for pronunciation sake, capitalizing the emphasized syllable is crucial for my reading it correctly. Further, capitalizing a WORD goes a long way in providing script direction.
In a less formal conversation, beyond the world of voice-over scripts, are you aware of what you are saying? Or, …WHAT others are saying to you?…what OTHERS are saying to you?…what others are saying to YOU?!