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What are the rules for word stress?

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Basically just that. While the phonology was laid out simply enough in unit one, there was nothing there about stress placement other than when it shifts to a final long syllable in coordinated constructions. I'd like to be able to get that figured out before I get into the habit of pronouncing a bunch of stuff wrong.

1 year ago

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Mr. Peterson says here:

Stress is penultimate unless the penultimate syllable is short [light] and the antepenultimate syllable is heavy, in which case stress is on the antepenultimate.

1 year ago

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Light and heavy meaning what?

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A light syllable is open and contains a short vowel, i.e. (C)V. A heavy syllable can be closed with a short vowel - (C)VC; contain a long vowel in either a closed or open syllable - (C)Vː(C); or contain a diphthong in either a closed or open syllable - (C)Vj(C).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OliverBens1

Not sure how useful it is, but I thought this might be useful: https://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Phonology

Also this sounds useful too: https://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Audio_sources

1 year ago