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Pronunciation of prefix 'meg'.

Hi, How do you pronounce the word meg when it prefixes another word? Does it take over the accent or not? For example megettem.

April 18, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey

What do you mean by "take over the accent"?
"Meg" is pronounced all the same, all the time. It has a short "e" sound in it. Try the English "leg" (but keep the vowel short), and just replace "l" with "m".

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/peter.kristof.hu

In the Hungarian language, always the first syllable is stressed, thus 'ette and 'megette.

April 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/vvsey

Ah, right, that is probably what weitzhandler means by "accent". I never would have guessed.
Yes, there is no upbeat in Hungarian. It is always the first syllable that gets stressed. This is easily the simplest rule in Hungarian. Yet even this one seems to be so difficult to realize.

April 18, 2018
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