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How do you tell which syllable is stressed?
A stressed syllable combines five features:
- It is l-o-n-g-e-r – com p-u-ter.
- It is LOUDER – comPUTer.
- It has a change in pitch from the syllables coming before and afterwards.
- It is said more clearly -The vowel sound is purer.
- It uses larger facial movements – Look in the mirror when you say the word.
Which syllable is stressed in present?
Present, present. As a verb, the stress falls on the second syllable, present, present. So as a noun or adjective, the first vowel is the ‘eh’ as in ‘bed’, and the second syllable, unaccented, is the schwa.
Which is the stressed syllable in a word?
Therefore, a stressed syllable is the syllable which has more emphasis than the other syllables in a word. And, an unstressed syllable is the syllable which we don’t emphasize. So, let’s take a look at the stressed and unstressed syllables in words with their examples. Almost all poly-syllabic words have a stressed syllable in them.
How can you tell when a word is stressed?
1. Loudness. Loudness is an important factor in determining the stressed syllable of a word. When pronouncing a word, the syllable that is louder than the others is heard as stressed. In other words, for hearers and listeners, stressed syllables are perceived as louder than unstressed syllables. 2.
Can a word have more than one stress?
Syllables are units of sound which almost always have, with few exceptions, at least one vowel sound. In words of two or more syllables, one syllable is stressed while the others are said quickly and without emphasis. The only fixed rules for syllable stress are: 1) words can only have one stress and 2) the stress is always on a vowel.
Which is the stressed syllable in the word lu?
Thus, LU is the stressed syllable. The interesting thing is that if you put multiple words together, we may start hearing some of those “secondary” stresses more clearly: EM-pha-SIZE a-LU-min-UM. Those two words sound really great together, because we hear it as alternating stressed and unstressed all the way through.