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Re: USAGE: heuristics for Russian stress?

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Monday, November 17, 2008, 8:30
On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 23:35, Alex Fink <000024@...> wrote:
> It's quite likely that there are several rules, or at least of thumb, by > which most words (or nouns, or verbs... in a certain case, tense, ...) of a > certain phonetic or orthographic shape, or morphological composition, or > etymological origin, or so forth, can have their stress predicted. Aren't > there?
One that I can think of off the top of my head is that adjectives in -oy have final stress (since if they didn't, they'd end in -yy instead). Though that only helps you in the masculine nominative singular form, I think; the feminine nominative singular, for example, has ´-aya and -áya, indistinguishable in writing. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>