Answers to Predicting Stress Groups Practice

Directions: Indicate where stress would normally fall on the following words. Traditionally, the final stress of a word receives an acute accent mark (’), and all preceding stresses receive a grave accent mark (‘).

Feel free to refer back to the rules mentioned in this section; this is an exercise that helps the stress guidelines sink in, not a test that makes sure you remember what they are.

   hāhālua (manta ray) = hàa.hàa.lúa

1. makika (mosquito) = makíka
2. ‘iole (mouse/rat) = ‘ióle
3. pāpa‘i (crab) = pàa.pá‘i
4. ‘ō‘io (bonefish/ladyfish) = ‘òo.‘ío
5. ae‘o (stilt bird) = áe‘o
6. laehaokela (rhinoceros) = làe.hào.kéla
7. palaoa (sperm whale)) = paláoa
8. manō (shark) = manóo
9. pāpulō (buffalo) = pàapulóo
10. mākinikā (monkey) = màa.kìni.káa

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