Accents

Accents

Please explain the rules for accents in Spanish -- not just written accents, but we also need to know which is the stressed syllable in a word without written accents that we have not heard before. This is very confusing because most explanations I have seen elsewhere only describe rules for written accents in terms of the variation from the usual norms for pronunciation but that is not helpful if we don't know what the norm is.
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SilviaKwiziq language super star
Hola Catriona! We have planned to expand further the rules of accentuation in the near future so that students have a better understanding of accents and stressed syllables. Thank you very much for your comment! Silvia.

Accents

Please explain the rules for accents in Spanish -- not just written accents, but we also need to know which is the stressed syllable in a word without written accents that we have not heard before. This is very confusing because most explanations I have seen elsewhere only describe rules for written accents in terms of the variation from the usual norms for pronunciation but that is not helpful if we don't know what the norm is.

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