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Old September 20, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Agrio/Agria - Sour

Hi guys! I'm having an argument with my Mexican friend on the proper pronunciation of agrio. I believe the accent should be on the "i". She says the accent should be on the "a", but there is no accent on the word, so I'm disagreeing with you. I thought the rule was that when there's a double vowel, the accent is on the first vowel.

Anyone know the proper pronunciation, and if I have the rule right? Thanks, Brenda
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Old September 20, 2010, 03:55 PM
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The emphasis is on the "A".
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Old September 20, 2010, 04:41 PM
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"Agrio" is a "grave" (stressed on the next to last syllable) word. "Grio" is a syllable with a diphthong, where both vowels are pronounced together without stressing any of them.
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Old September 21, 2010, 03:05 AM
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Quote:
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"Grio" is a syllable with a diphthong, where both vowels are pronounced together without stressing any of them.
... either of them. (You need at least three for any)
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Old September 21, 2010, 10:39 AM
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I didn't know that. I will remember it for the next time.
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