- Where is the stress position in Persian?
- How can we mark stress position when writing Persian in Latin alphabet?
Stress is the degree of force or loudness given to a certain syllable. In some language including English and Russian, the stress position is variable and can not be predicted. Persian is among the languages that have fixed stress position. In Persian, stress falls on the last syllable. There are only a few exceptions and cases where word stress is not on the last syllable.
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In Latin alphabet, it is common to denote irregular stress position by placing the acute accent (´) above the stressed vowel. For example, in Spanish “corazón”. The same approach can be adopted for Persian words having irregular stress position: bále, ágar, ámmâ, zírâ.