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    Accent

    Hi to everyone! I'm Nicola from Italy and I'm interested in Slavic languages, especially Russian and Srpski.
    I'm at the beginning of my study. Can anyone help me with accent?
    For example in the word govorite, where does the accent fall?
    Thanks in advance.[/b]

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    Well, it all depends. If you wont to order some people to speak , then the accent is govOrite! (this noun is plurat btw). Otherwise it's gOvorite.... lol I hope you understood this...
    Vazno je imati prijatelja ali je jos vaznije imati neprijatelja...

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    Interesting. In russian in both cases it is "govorIte".
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Yes but in Serbian there is a rule whichs says that no accent can be put on the last syllable.
    Не могу све битке да се добијају. Рат не добија онај који оће све битке да добије него онај који уме паметно да их губи.
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    Thanks for the answer. I think I've understood. So the accent problem in Serbian is more difficult than I thought. Are there any fixed rules?

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    The message was mine! unfortunately I wasn't logged in! Sorry!

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    Very small amount of people know how to put accent in Serbia. But it's not important very much, and as for the rules this is I think the only rule for accent.
    Не могу све битке да се добијају. Рат не добија онај који оће све битке да добије него онај који уме паметно да их губи.
    Драгослав Михајловић

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    Yes, i agree with Vlacko... There are no specific rules for accents, but you'll learn it in time, by listening...
    Vazno je imati prijatelja ali je jos vaznije imati neprijatelja...

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    The accent is on the first syllable.

    In fact, in Serbian the accent is almost always on the first syllable, except with words with more than 3 syllables, in which case the accent is on the third last syllable. This is how it is most of the time, there are some exceptions but they are rare.

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    Thanks to Vlacko, Galathilien and Marko for your explanations!
    I hope to hear you soon on new topics!

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