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Accent Rules

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   There are some rules and tricks that you should know about the accented words.
  • Words that have only one syllable are not accented.
    Exceptions are: the interrogative "πού = where" and "πώς = how" and the separating conjunction "ή = or".
  • Only the last three syllables of a word can take an accent.
  • The double vowels take the accent on the second letter, but:
  • When the accent is on the top of the first letter of a double vowel, then we separate the sounds of each letter of that particular double vowel. In other words, the accent on the first letter in a double vowel acts as Dialitika (see link below). 
      Example: in the word "ρολόι", the "οι" is separated to its sounds because of the accent. Thus it is pronounced "ro-LO-i" instead of "ro-LI".
  • The accent only goes on top of vowels, not on top of consonants.
Related Subjects:
Accent
The Double Accent
The Importance of the Accent
Dialitika




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