I am having difficulty hearing and understanding the difference between accented and un-accented vowels. Can anyone give me some tips please?
OK accented is a long vowel sound and unaccented is the short vowel sound. In the above example "Tha bò dona" the ò in bò sounds like the o sound in "boat." The unaccented o on dona sounds more like the o in "on"
The part about accents that I don't really understand is why they are needed in the first place.