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What does it mean by stressed / unstressed or marked / unmarked pronouns?

I am new to Dutch language. In several discussions, I noticed the mention of 'stressed' and 'unstressed' pronouns. What is the concept?

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Basics-1/tips-and-notes https://www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/stressed-pronouns/tips-and-notes

On the web version of Duolingo which you can access above by pressing on the Home tab, you can click on a skill and you will see next to the right of the start button, a lightbulb button which you can click to see the Tips and Notes for those skills that have them.

https://www.duolingo.com/topic/897

4 months ago

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Thank You @ALLintolearning3. Looks like I asked this question early. I have only completed till Basics 2. I see there is a topic/lesson on stressed pronouns coming up.

Thanks for the 'lightbulb' tip. That feature was not very obvious.

4 months ago

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Were you able to see the Tips and Notes or do you have to wait until you get to that lesson?

Using the stressed pronoun is good for things like :

You can go if you want to, but I am staying.” or

She is as tall as He is.

So it is used for contrasting or comparing or if that is the important part of the sentence.
I want some ice cream. (Don’t forget me!)

I want some ice cream. ( instead of cake) The last sentence would use the unstressed version.

4 months ago

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I was able to see the tips of Basics-1 but not of Stressed Pronouns lesson. So, I believe I have to get there to see the tips.

So, is stressing or not stressing depend on the person who is speaking or on the context spoken?

4 months ago

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Here's the link to the Duolingo grammar article on Dutch stressed and unstressed pronouns: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3734337.

4 months ago