Stress and Reduced Vowels
by Marzouq Zyoud
Practical English Usage by Michael Swan
Are there specific rules for stressing syllables in English? How do you know where is the stress?
Reduced vowels? Could you explain this for me? How can I guess where it occurs?
All the best,
What a great question. Especially because many people are probably wondering exactly the same thing. I mean, in English we don't have any accents like in Spanish for example.
So, how do we know when to stress syllables?
I'm going to be honest with you Marzouq I can't provide you with an original answer. BUT I can direct you to a great page from www.englishclub.com where they explain syllables.Visit EnglishClub now and then come back for the rest of my answer.
You are back! Did that make sense? I hope that you understand syllables a bit better now.
To answer your second question, regarding reduced vowels I'm not quite sure what you mean? Are you talking about different words and how some people pronounce them differently?
Could you give me some examples to help narrow down your question.
I'm sorry Marzouq, I haven't helped you very much. BUT if you send me more information with more detail (in a comment below) I would be more than happy to help you!
I look forward to your comment and more information so that I can help you better.
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