Is there a lesson for the rules on Spanish accents and if not why not?

Is there a lesson for the rules on Spanish accents and if not why not?

My understanding was that the accent falls on the penultimate syllable unless another syllable is accented. Given that where does the accent fall on “peinar”?  Is it not split into pe in ar?  

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InmaKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hola Johan

We have no lessons testing where to accentuate a word yet. However we have information about the different types of words depending on where they are stressed. Here is the information:

Palabras agudas

Palabras llanas

Palabras esdrújulas

Palabras sobresdrújulas

The word "peinar" has two syllables: pei-nar (vowels e and i are forming a diphthong making them stay in the same syllable). The stress is on the last syllable (on the -a) but it does not have a written accent because for that, it should end on a vowel or an -n or -s)

We will soon have more information in the system about diphthongs and hiatuses.

I hope this helps.

Inma

Is there a lesson for the rules on Spanish accents and if not why not?

My understanding was that the accent falls on the penultimate syllable unless another syllable is accented. Given that where does the accent fall on “peinar”?  Is it not split into pe in ar?  

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