Which of the following words has an accent mark that affects pronunciation?

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Which of the following words has an accent mark that affects pronunciation?

a. miércoles b. só c. tú d. ¿cómo?

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updated AGO 15, 2009
posted by yeunoh94

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For those of us that are vocabulary challenged, what does só mean?

La palabra só no está registrada en el Diccionario. Las que se muestran a continuación tienen una escritura cercana.

so so-

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Just so you wouldn't think that I was too lazy to try to find it.

so sin tilde

updated AGO 15, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by 0074b507
The word "só" does not exist. You are right.
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The correct answer (and this will surprise a lot of people) is all of them! The pronunciation of all those words is significantly affected if you put an accent, as so are their meanings.

The words "tu" and "como" are unstressed when they are pronounced, and "tú" and "cómo" are stressed when they are pronounced. They differ clearly in intensity and in the range of frequencies involved. Take all those words from a conversation between natives who speak slow and clear, and you'll hear a clear difference between them. Change the stress, and your Spanish will sound veeeeery strange.

But I guess that the question was "Which of the following words has an accent mark that changes the position of the stressed syllable? (pretty obvious with a word like "tú", with just one syllable).

Therefore, só, tú, and cómo only have an accent to change the meaning of the word and not the stress of the word

No, the accent changes the meaning and adds a stress to unstressed words.

P.S. The word "só", as Quentin said, does not exist.

updated AGO 15, 2009
edited by lazarus1907
posted by lazarus1907
Hey, 1 out of two isn't bad!! :)
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I believe it's miércoles. Because, if I am not mistaken, the stress is normally on the second to last syllable in spanish words (unless otherwise specified). Therefore, só, tú, and cómo only have an accent to change the meaning of the word and not the stress of the word. HEY, MAYBE I'M WAY OFF but I gave it a shot wink

updated AGO 15, 2009
posted by Jason7R