Accents: acuto and grave

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Accents: acuto and grave

Postby Roby » Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:30 pm

There are two different types of accent marks:
Accento acuto: "acute" accent slopes up (from left to right). It
is generally used to indicate the closed sound /e/. Ex. perché,
ventitré, etc.
Accento grave :"grave" accent slopes down. Is the most common in
Italian. Ex. caffè, bonità.
a) If a word is stressed on the last syllable it must be
( caf-fè) (bon-ità)
b) Città cheet-TA

Accent marks occur on the vowels a,e,i,o,and u under certain


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Postby Roby » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:35 pm

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."

"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."
- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby abhijit » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:47 pm

okay i have noted this.

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