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Russian stress rules I should know?

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So obviously the ё is always stressed, but are there any other patterns that are always/often stressed that would be useful to know?

Also, is there any rule that every noun follows regarding its stress when it's declined? For example, I know that the special nouns that take the ending У in the prepositional (well, locative) case, the end is always stressed -- в лесУ, на мостУ, etc.

Спасибо за помощь!

2 years ago

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Maybe this will help: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Russian_stress_patterns_-_nouns

You should still know (or be able to recognize) the root of every word, though.

2 years ago

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Спасибо большое, that does help))

2 years ago

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The only rule I can think of is that вы- at the beginning off a perfective verb form is always stressed.

Well, and that there is only one stressed syllable per word . . . but then there are words like, платёжеспосо́бный, which I just ran into this a.m. [addied] Maybe this is a word where the ё isn't stressed that LICA98 mentioned?

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That's a useful rule, спасибо!

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You're welcome. Have fun. Russian is cool! :)

2 years ago

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as far as I know there aren't any rules

and even ё is not always stressed (but like 99.9% times it is)

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Aw, that's sad. Do you know any words that have an unstressed ё? Спасибо!

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compound words (many of which begin with трёх- and четырёх-), words with 2 ё's (so 1 is not stressed), foreign words

трёхэтажный, четырёхколёсный, самолётостроение, сёрфингист

in Helsinki there is a neighborhood called Töölö which is Тёёлё in Russian ;)

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