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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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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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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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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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¿Qué es un diptongo? Es la pronunciación conjunta de dos vocales en una sola sílaba. En español se dan siempre que estén adyacentes una vocal fuerte (a, e, o) y una vocal débil (i, u) o dos vocales débiles. ¿Qué es un hiato? Es la pronunciación en sílabas separadas de dos vocales adyacentes. Siempre que hay un diptonto la vocal débil (o una de las dos) ...


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No. La tilde sólo se usa para señalar la sílaba acentuada. En las otras sílabas los hiatos no se diferencian ortográficamente de los diptongos. Ejemplo típico: cliente (cli-en-te) y diente (dien-te).


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In Spanish every word has only one stressed vowel. Therefore, if the emphasis is on another vowel (away from diphthong) logically no vowel of the diphthong is accentuated.


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Not necessarily. But in most those cases, the pronunciation may vary by person. It's most evident with certain verbs that require accents in the present tense like enviar/en.bi'ar/ or /en'bjar/ and continuar/kon.ti.nu'ar/ or /kon.ti'war/ and on words where the vowels are in different morphemes like estadounidense/es.ta.do.u.ni'den.se/


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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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