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i) A person's accent is the way he or she speaks, with differences in the sounds that can show the place a person comes from, or their social class.
ii) Some languages use accents to change the sound of a letter, represented in writing by a symbol over the letter. English has no accents, except in some foreign words.
iii) The accent on a word is the greater stress put onto a syllable. 'Photographer' has the stress on the second Syllable, whereas 'photographic' has the stress on the third Syllable.
Dialect; Standard English; Received Pronunciation; Punctuation
Related to 'Accent'