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#78044 08/11/02 03:38 PM
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Nope, no accent. The accent is on the second syllable, thus it requires no physical accent, it's automatic. [se RAH pay]
The next to last syllable is always pronounced with the accent unless an accent is physically present to indicate otherwise.


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The next to last syllable is always pronounced with the accent

Unless the word ends in a consonant other than s or n in which case the accent is on the last syllable. There are no silent es in Spanish, so you don't need any mark to show that the final e is pronounced.


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Yes, there are exceptions to the rule. Thanks Faldage for clearing that up nicely.


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jellaba -- (a loose cloak with a hood; worn in the Middle East and northern Africa)

Usually written djellaba - I picked one up in Cairo years ago, where it was called a gallabeah (gall-ah-BAY-ah).




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oh and other, scapular, a band of cloth, with an opening for the head, that covers the front and back, usually as part of a monastic habit.

Ursaline nuns scapular were as wide as their shoulders, and then some, (about 24 inches wide, which provided 48 inches of coverage (24 in front, 24 in back, and they continued to the hem of the gown. (floor length)

from the latin scapula, -- shoulder


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The next to last syllable is always pronounced with the accent

Unless the word ends in a consonant other than s or n in which case the accent is on the last syllable. There are no silent es in Spanish, so you don't need any mark to show that the final e is pronounced.


Boy, I'd sure hate to have to come up with an "i before e except after c except when it isn't" type rule in Spanish ...



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#78050 08/13/02 01:22 PM
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"i before e except after c except when it isn't"

The apparent exceptions of n and s are a result of their functions as third person verb marker and plural marker. Many Spanish words ending in consonants derive from words that had vowels that were dropped. The accent does not shift from what it would have been with the vowel still there. In the case of the final s, it is almost always a plural marker; thus boca, mouth is pronounced with the accent on the bo; the plural bocas is still pronounced with the accent on the bo. Similarly, the third person singular habla, he or she speaks, is pronounced with the accent on the ha; third person plural hablan, they speak, is also pronounced with the accent on the ha.


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