Romanian Where Does The Stress Go?

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Preno
Saturday 04th of March 2006 04:21:48 AM
Where does the stress go?: What are the basic rules governing stress in Romanian? For example:
- in the conjugation of verbs?
- (how) does the stress in singular and plural differ?
- how does the stress change when I use the definite article?
- what is the most common position for stress in Romanian, if there is one?

Thanks for clarifying this a bit.


delia
Wednesday 08th of March 2006 05:49:08 PM
Hi Preno!

you mean stress when pronouncing,right? I'll try to explain as well as I can, given I'm not a teacher.Hope I'm not wrong.

The main rule is that the stress usually goes on the ante-last syllable: picioare, perete, femeie etc.

But there are exceptions, especially in the infinitive of verbs: a ridica, a simula, a construi etc.
Other exceptions: pasăre, bărbat, copil, calculator etc.

When using the definite article, basically the stress doesn't change: pasăre - pasărea, construcţie - construcţia, perete - peretele etc.


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