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Accentos Locos paper

Accentos Locos paper - words like tú sí or qué These...

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LOS ACCENTOS LOCOS del ESPAÑOL Accents can seem difficult and confusing at first (What are these crazy things?!), but they are actually really helpful to have in a language. They are like little signals giving us information that can help us in one of two ways: (1) Accents can show us which part of the word to stress when we say it. (2) Accents can also help us tell the difference between two words that are spelled the same, but that have different meanings. (1) Pronunciation accents: These are accents that help us know what part of the word to emphasize when we say it, but not all words have them. Examples: Málaga : "MA-la-ga" también = "tam-bi-EN" invitación : "in-vi-ta-ci-ON" Córdoba = "COR-do-ba" después : "des-pu-ES" Imagine how much easier English would be for foreign speakers if we had accents to help them know where the stress goes in a word when they pronounce it: "eléctrical" and "electrícity" (2) Differentiation accents: Sometimes in Spanish, we also have accents on one-syllable
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Unformatted text preview: words, like tú, sí, or qué. These accents have little or nothing to do with pronunciation, but are there to differentiate these words from other words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Examples: papá = dad vs. papa = potato or pope :) jejeje mamá = mom vs. mama = from the verb mamar tú = you vs. tu = your sí = yes vs. si = if ¿qué? = what vs. que = that Imagine how much easier reading English would be if we also had this type of accent: console = the verb to console vs. console = video game console abstract = abstract for a conference vs. abstract = something intangible project = a project you are working on vs. project = to project your voice ALSO, all question words have accents: ¿Qué? ¿Dónde? ¿Cómo? ¿Cuándo? ¿Por qué? etc. Audrey Lopez - Spanish 1 - Fall 2010...
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