Word Stress

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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
 

blacknomi

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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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