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    keo_kute is offline Newbie
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    Question help me!!!

    i have a problem in my pronunciation. i don't know strees in any location of each word , Can you help me??? thank you very much

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Welcome to the forums
    Quote Originally Posted by keo_kute View Post
    i have a problem in my pronunciation. i don't know strees in any location of each word , Can you help me??? thank you very much
    There is excellent advice here: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/pr...ome-words.html

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    Stress: is the power that we put on the syllable to make it longer and stronger , i.e. to make the syllable prominent distinguished.

    There are four items decide the place of stress:
    *Grammar : lexical & functional word.
    *Word class .
    *Number of syllables.
    *Morphology : simple & complex.

    Lexical & Functional Words
    Almost the functional words are weakened. But in four situation they are given stress :
    * If they are at the end of the sentence:
    e.g. It is 'you.
    *When they are contrasted :
    e.g. It is from 'him not to 'him..
    *When they are emphasis :
    e.g. Itís 'him who told me.
    *When they are cited or quoted:
    e.g. You never put ď'andĒ at the end of a sentence.

    Word class & Number of syllable:-
    The word with a syllable:- is stressed .

    Words with two syllables :-
    _ Verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, nouns : if the final syllable is having long vowel or diphthong or ends with more than one consonant, we get it stress . If itís not; check the syllable before.
    e.g. 'doctor
    a'long

    Words with three syllables :-
    _ Verb , adverb : start checking the final syllable, if it is having long vowel or diphthong or ends with more than one consonant, we get it stress . If itís not; check the syllable before.
    _ Nouns , adjective : start checking the first syllable, if it is having long vowel or diphthong or ends with more than one consonant, we get it stress . If itís not ; check the next syllable.

    _ Some suffixes carry the stress:
    ese -- Ja pa'nese
    ain --
    ee -- re fu 'gee
    eer -- mou n tia 'neer
    ette -- ci ga 'rette
    eque -- pic tu 'resque

    _ Some suffixes donít effect in the stress of the original word.
    ish -- 'de vi lish
    ing -- co 'cer ning
    ful -- 'beau ti ful
    en -- 'spo ken
    age -- 'an cho rage
    able -- 'com for ta ble
    al -- re 'fu sal

    _ Some suffixes donít carry the stress, but effect in the stress of the word, i.e. words end with these suffixes , the syllable preceded these suffixes carries the stress:
    eous -- ad van 'ta geous
    graph -- pho 'to graph
    ail -- pro 'ver bial
    ic -- cli 'ma tic
    (s/t )ion -- in for 'ma tion
    ion -- per 'fec tion
    ent -- pro 'mi nent
    ance -- im' por tance
    ive -- re 'fle xive

    _ Some words end with the suffixes below , count three syllable from the end of the word, the third is stressed (antipenttimate):
    ity
    ly
    y

    Compound Word:-
    The general rule is the first element carry the stress . But sometimes thestress moves to the second element :
    _ If the first element is a number.
    e.g. four-'wheels.
    _ If the first element is adjective and the second ends with (ed).
    e.g. bad-'tempered.
    _ If the compound word is functioned as an adverb.
    e.g. South-'East.
    _ If the compound word is functioned as a verb.
    e.g. ill-'treat.

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