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    Anonymous Guest

    Word Stress

    Hi
    Are there any rules relating to which syllable must be stressed in words, I can't seem to find this topic in my books

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    I don't think so. And they borrow a lot of words from other languages, so 'stress' can jump among any syllables as it wishes. :)

    I can think of some examples, the stress changes the part of speech of a word.

    Noun

    'record
    'present
    'refund


    Verb
    re'cord
    pre'sent
    re'fund

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    milky Guest

    Re: Word Stress

    Quote Originally Posted by alexis&jase
    Hi
    Are there any rules relating to which syllable must be stressed in words, I can't seem to find this topic in my books
    Here's a few links:

    http://grove.ufl.edu/~klilj/pron/ws/

    http://www.geocities.com/ccsnstudent...e2.html#stress

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