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To split the diphthong "uo", otherwise it would be pronounced [bu'o], with the stress in the "o". Briefly: Se tilda para romper el diptongo /uo/: si no se tildara sería una palabra monosílaba /buó/; gracias a la tilde es bisílaba /bú-o/. Yes, there are specific rules about accents, and all vowels can be accented, it's not about the vowel, but about ...


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In a book I have on Spanish phonetics and phonology (Fonética y fonología españolas by Armin Schwegler and Juergen Kempff), this is classified as la conversión de hiatos en diptongos (interior de palabras). Some excerpts (note that not all linguistic symbols are exact, emphasis on toalla mine): Como ya hemos explicado en el capítulo anterior, en el habla ...


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There is an orthographic rule: a, e, o are strong vowels, i, u are weak vowels. y is like i. There can be only one strong vowel in a syllable, they never combine into a diphthong. ca-os, le-ón, le-er When a strong and a weak vowel are next to each other (or separated by h) they form a diphthong. Eu-ro-pa, hia-to, rei-na There are cases when a strong vowel ...


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I agree with what is said in JoulSauron's answer. The "beginner's" answer to the question is that it looks like a two-syllable word to us but it would be pronounced "bwo" without the accent as the "h" is silent. The basic rule is the stress is on the second last syllable unless you have a written accent to tell you otherwise. There are exceptions to this ...


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Español Sí, es una malformación, de donde yo provengo es como "güe", [güevos], [güeso], [güerta], pero es solo una malformación fonética ya que la manera correcta de pronunciar la palabra es [uevos], [ueso], [uerta], la letra "H" no tiene sonido en estas palabras. Sucede en todas las palabras que comienzan con hue como: hueco, huelga, huella, huelo, ...


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Once I posted an answer about calculating syllables in Spanish, the question was "Rules applied to the separation of syllables". A guide stated that: A diphthong is a single syllables having two vowels. It must be an unstressed closed vowel (i, u) and an open vowel (a, e, o), or two closed vowels. The possible combinations are ai, ei, oi, au, eu, ou, ...



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