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    Question How to know where is stress word for natural rhythm?

    Dear all. Is English is a very rhythmic language? When listening to native speaker say things, we don't need to listen every words to understands, instead of we just heard stress words in the sentence. How to know where are stress words in the sentence? If someone know this rule, please help me. I'm expecting for your reply.Your sincerely

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    Re: How to know where is stress word for natural rhythm?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhatruc View Post
    Dear all. Is English is a very rhythmic language? When listening to native speaker say things, we don't need to listen every words to understands, instead of we just heard stress words in the sentence. How to know where are stress words in the sentence? If someone know this rule, please help me. I'm expecting for your reply.Your sincerely
    English is not a tonal language like Vietnamese or Chinese, but yes, there are variations of tone that sometimes affect the meaning. This is called "prosody" or "intonation" in linguistics.
    You could look here:
    powin
    Prosody (linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Sounds of English
    Intonation in English
    Intonation and Stress - Word Stress and Intonation

    Ignore pages that are about poetry - that has different rules from normal speaking.


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    Re: How to know where is stress word for natural rhythm?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    English is not a tonal language like Vietnamese or Chinese, but yes, there are variations of tone that sometimes affect the meaning. This is called "prosody" or "intonation" in linguistics.
    You could look here:
    powin
    Prosody (linguistics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    Sounds of English
    Intonation in English
    Intonation and Stress - Word Stress and Intonation

    Ignore pages that are about poetry - that has different rules from normal speaking.
    thanks alot!


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    Re: How to know where is stress word for natural rhythm?

    Thank your links.
    Your sincerely

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