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To: kabumpo

The accent is on the last syllable. CON, not cone.


15 posted on 07/04/2013 9:24:01 AM PDT by battlecry
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To: battlecry

No, CONE is correct. It’s important to learn correct Spanish pronunciation: soon after amnesty, it will become the majority language.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 10:31:54 AM PDT by Ragnar54 (Obama replaced Osama as America's worst enemy and Al Qaeda's financier)
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To: battlecry

Yes, I know that the accent is on the last syllable - I speak Spanish, learned in Latín America - I have done simultaneous translations in public forums -
I wrote it to make it clear to English speakers.
Spanish has fewer short vowels, like the i in big or king, the uh sound created by the o in love or the u in hurry.
I was indicating that the o in maricon was long, and since I don’t have that symbol on my keyboard, I wrote CONE in capital letters as the stressed last syllable, with an e at the end to indicate that the o is long, as in the cone of ice cream cone, not short like the con of convert.


23 posted on 07/04/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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