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Unformatted text preview: stressed somewhere other than the syllable where it would be stressed naturally if it followed the rules. This leads to some predictable rules within the rules. For example, there are hundreds of words that are cognates of English words that end in -tion like nation, liberation, or condition. These words end in - cin in Spanish: nacin, liberacin, and condicin . The rule states that a word that ends in an n has the natural stress on the next to the last syllable, but these words are supposed to be stressed on the last syllable as opposed to the stress on the first syllable in English, so an accent mark is written on the last vowel, which is the o ....
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- Fall '09