Translation of accent in Setswana


mokgwa wa go bua

Pronunciation /"ak-sent/

nounPlural accents

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    mokgwa wa go bua
    ‘She has a French accent’ O bua jaaka Mofora
    • the way a person pronounces the words of a language
  • 2

    ‘In 'fairy', the accent is on 'fair'’ Mo go 'fairy' kgatêlêlô e mo go 'fair'
    • emphasis or stress
  • 3

    • a mark placed over a letter to show how it is pronounced, e.g. in résumé

verbaccents, accenting, accented

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    gatêlêla bontlha bongwe jwa lefoko
    • pronounce part of a word more strongly than the other parts