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When pronouncing a word with two or more syllables is the stress on the first syllable of the word concerning the penultmate'

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updated AGO 15, 2008
posted by Cherub1

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lazarus1907 said:

If the penultimate syllable (or the any other before that) is stressed, it always has a written accent.

CORRECTION: I meant to say "ante-penultimate", sorry (and I didn't read the question carefully)

updated AGO 15, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Paralee Whitmire said:

The location "penultimate" refers to the 2nd to last syllable of the word. "Ultimate" is the last syllable, "Ante-penultimate" is the 3rd to last syllable. So if the word has 2 syllables, and the accent is on the first syllable of the word, then yes, the accent falls on the penultimate syllable. But if the word has 3 syllables and the accent is on the first syllable, then the accent falls on the ante-penultimate syllable. Where the oral stress falls on a word depends on several factors, mainly what letter is at the end of the word. Check out the grammar references on intonation to get details on the oral accent and accents to get more information on when you need to right in a "tilde." Please let me know if you have any more questions about accents. I´d love to help.- Paralee


Thanks alot

updated AGO 15, 2008
posted by Cherub1
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The location "penultimate" refers to the 2nd to last syllable of the word. "Ultimate" is the last syllable, "Ante-penultimate" is the 3rd to last syllable. So if the word has 2 syllables, and the accent is on the first syllable of the word, then yes, the accent falls on the penultimate syllable. But if the word has 3 syllables and the accent is on the first syllable, then the accent falls on the ante-penultimate syllable. Where the oral stress falls on a word depends on several factors, mainly what letter is at the end of the word. Check out the grammar references on intonation to get details on the oral accent and accents to get more information on when you need to right in a "tilde." Please let me know if you have any more questions about accents. I´d love to help.
- Paralee

updated AGO 15, 2008
posted by Paralee
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lazarus1907 said:

If the penultimate syllable (or the any other before that) is stressed, it always has a written accent.penúltimo, rápido, esdrújula, términoException: adverbs ending in -mente have a stress only if the adjective alone has it: rápido - rápidamente; tonto - tontamente


So for this syllable the esdrújula its the third-from-last syllable that has the accent'

updated AGO 15, 2008
posted by Cherub1
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If the penultimate syllable (or the any other before that) is stressed, it always has a written accent.

penúltimo, rápido, esdrújula, término

Exception: adverbs ending in -mente have a stress only if the adjective alone has it: rápido - rápidamente; tonto - tontamente

updated AGO 15, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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