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Accent and syllable tonic

Posted in Italian languages and grammar on Dec 18, 2018

When speaking, the tone of the voice falls on a particular syllable, called tonic. It is said that the accent "falls" on that syllable.

Vocal open or closed

Posted in Italian languages and grammar on Sep 13, 2018

Some words accented on the same syllable change meaning depending on whether the pronunciation of the E or O is either open or closed.

Grave accent and acute accent

Posted in Italian languages and grammar on Feb 08, 2018

In the Italian language there are two accents, the grave and the acute which respectively indicate a closed or open sound of the vowel.


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