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Stress in Xohian (OUTDATED)
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How stress USED TO BE used in Xohian
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Alright, so if you've seen Xohian, you might've noticed that the stress is on the penultimate syllable of a word. "How does that make sense", you might ask, "if you used only 6 vowels in words but there 12 unique vowels in Xohian?"
Great question, potential reader who I've just come up with. Here's your answer in as good of a way as I can explain with my limited knowledge.

Russian and its (un)stressed vowels
"I'm sorry, WHAT?!", you might be saying to yourself. And yes, there is Russian influence.
According to a random article I'm looking at as of the time of writing, Russian has stressed and unstressed vowels. As a Russian speaker myself, I can confirm that (and also translate it into phonetic symbols).
There's За́мок /'zamək/ (Castle) as opposed to Замóк /za'mok/ (Lock [n]), Му́ка /'mukə/ (Pain, anguish) as opposed to Мука́ /mu'ka/ (flour).
Well... I sorta kinda maybe changed things a bit too much.

Xohian's two sets of vowels
Now although there's only 6 unique vowel CHARACTERS in Xohian, there's 12 vowel SOUNDS. "How's that possible?", you might ask.
Xohian has two sets of vowels: stressed and unstressed. It's like in Russian, but a whole metric fuck tonne more organized.
For unstressed vowels, you have /ɪ/, /ʏ/, /ʊ/, /ɛ/, /ɔ/, and /ɑ/. These are written simply as i, y, u, e, o, and a. Easy, right? WRONG!
For stressed vowels, you have /i/, /y/, /u/, /e/, /o/, and /a/. these are written as í, ý, ú, é, ó, and á. "WTF?", you might say, "WHY DIDN'T YOU INCLUDE THESE IN THE WORDS?"
Well, first off, stop screaming, and secondly, it's because I'm lazy as shit and hadn't thought of a stress diacritic before coming up with 90-something words, OK?

Well, that was something. This has been :oher, or rather :her, see you next time!
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