efnisien (efnisien) wrote in linguaphiles,

Welsh pronunciation

Hello--So I have been poring over a couple Welsh self-study books and listening to a podcast, and it occurs to me that while the pronunciation of individual consonants and vowels is all right, I'm a little baffled as to where stress falls. There's general agreement that it usually goes on the penultimate syllable, but I could swear there have been a couple words on the podcast where it sounds like it's going on the syllable before that. Are there many exceptions and is there a pattern to them? My username, for instance--is the emphasis on ni or si in Efnisien? I am having no luck with Google; any help appreciated.

x-posted to dysgu_cymraeg
Tags: welsh

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