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"Onko bändi islantilainen?"

Translation:Is the band Icelandic?

June 27, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jaiirapetjan

In the tips & notes, word stress was explained. I remembered that the /'lai/ syllable would be stressed in these words. But when I read the sentence, I guessed the secondary stress would be on the /lan/. (is-lan-ti-lai-nen). So I was surprised to hear it on the /'is/ instead (is-lan-ti-lai-nen). However, that makes sense, if you treat the islanti part of the word on its own... three syllables, stress the first one. Right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tauno1

Yes, the most important stress is always on the first syllable. I wouldn't say there really is any stress on other syllables. It may sound a bit like that, but there really is no stress, not even on "lai". Finnish is a bit "angular" language with pretty hard spoken consonants, so it may sound like stressing, but it is not.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JesperBoock

I was thinking of Hatari haha!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duplomat

Onko se Þursaflokkurinn?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/apwohalyptica

Ehkä Sólstafir? Sigur Rós? GusGus? Ne ovat kaikki hyviä!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ru_ro

Pollapönk is!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/norsklove

I was thinking of Kontinuum lol

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