Brezhoneg Unan/Lesson 5
Pronunciation rules Edit
Foreword : This lesson does not treat of exceptions. Please refer to the next lesson on pronunciation for a full explanation including exceptions.
Pouezh mouezh / Accentuation Edit
Accentuation is strong in Breton.
Accentuation may vary :
Polysyllabic words Edit
Accentuation is on the penultimate syllable.
Monosyllabic words Edit
Monosyllabic words alone Edit
Monosyllabic words alone are accentuated.
Name with a short adjective Edit
In the case of a monosyllabic name with a short adjective (no more than 2 syllables), the adjective is accentuated .
Name with a long adjective Edit
In the case of a monosyllabic name with a long adjective (3 syllables or more), the name is accentuated .
The exceptions are not treated in this lesson. Please refer to the next lesson on pronunciation for a description of exceptions.