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Stress when changing case

Does the stress of a word change if a suffix is added when changing case (стол -> стола)?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewFFC

Unfortunately, it depends on the word. In the case of the word "cтол", the stress does indeed change, so it would be "столА". But for example, in a word like telephone (телефон), the stress is fixed. (телефОн -> телефОна) There isn't really a clear easy way to know when the stress changes and when the stress is fixed, so it's very important to practice aloud how the words sound in different cases. Good luck! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectoglot

Thank you.

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3 years ago

[deactivated user]

    You might want to have a look at this discussion: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/12202471

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewFFC

    Ohhh that's extremely helpful and cool!

    3 years ago

    [deactivated user]

      It's not very helpful because you still have to know the stress pattern of each word. And they are not very predictable... :(

      3 years ago
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