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After learning accents

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Did you discover accentical differences between synonymous words in your own language (ofc unless you have them in your writing system..) ?

4 years ago

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O.O wow. That is an awesome list!!

4 years ago

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How did I never even notice the changes? Thanks, rspreng.

4 years ago

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What do you mean by accidental differences?

4 years ago

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I wrote accentical, (I couldn't figure out another word to describe this..) What happened to the black avatar?

4 years ago

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@13bimic,

Oh! ha! I totally read that wrong xD Also, do you have a couple of examples of accental differences among synonyms to share? I'm drawing a blank.

Also, the avatar with the black background is what I wear when I'm unavailable. :)

4 years ago

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Oh wow good to know that! Actually I would like to, but My mother tongue is Turkish, so I can only give you examples in Turkish :/

Here, have one:

"kartal" [kartál] in Turkish is "eagle".

"Kartal" [kártal] is a town in Istanbul, which is named after the eagle word.

Words change accent when they become proper nouns.

"taşlıdan" [taşlıdán] is "taş-lı-dan" which means "from the rocky (place)" ah, sweet Turkish..

Whatever, the surname "Taşlıdan" has its accent on "ı".

Hope that helps!

4 years ago

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Thank you for sharing these! :)

4 years ago