Stress shifts

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Stress shifts

Post by 94000d » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:07 am

Does Dutch ever shift the stresses of words when they are conjugated or declined?

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Re: Stress shifts

Post by ngonyama » Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:45 am

I can't really think of an example.

It does happen when you form a separable verb out of a basic one: kómen -- áánkomen, but this happens anytime you form a compound: achter een húís - áchterhuis.

Do be careful with seraparble and inseparable verbs though. Inseparable ones have the stress on the root: doorlópen instead of dóórlopen.

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