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Punctuation. Punctuation function aims to help continue the thought of writing stating in writing, pauses, intonation and emphasis. You can not write without punctuation, or use the signs without knowing the value and meaning of them, so it was deemed necessary, make a sketch on the most used.

Comma (,) is the one that represents the shortest pause is used to separate phrases, words or sentences in a series of similar elements to separate the vocative of the rest of the sentence, to separate anything set in front of the subject, to separate items in apposition to separate the main subject of the verb,, `to separate emphatic expressions that are at the beginning of the sentence, elliptical sentences, and in many other cases. Example: "I go back to your face, your shyness ... ... us," Miss, the child again said that ...; "The power, when excessive, always ...; Pedro Rosas, Professor Accounting ..., Look it up, son, look for it, ran a lot, but ...

Period (.): Point and thru is used to separate sentences within a paragraph when you complete the exposition of a concept. After abbreviations. Quie In the sentences are closely related.

Punto y aparte: Used when going to expose a new issue and must end a paragraph.

Final point: It is placed at the end of a writing.

Semicolon (;) can perform the same functions of the point and followed. Also used before adversative conjunctions 'more', "but", "although", "however".

Colon (:) sign indicates a pause and states something. Used: After a sentence that states a quote. When behind them comes a list of items included in the first sentence. After a greeting or treatment. To make way for a clarification.

Question mark (?) Serve only to indicate nuances of intonation and intensity that characterizes those forms of expression.

Quotation marks ( ") are used when citing a quotation or part of any text, in titles of works and to distinguish foreign words.

Parentheses (). They are used to enclose clauses which disrupt the sense of what is being expressed.

The accent

It is called the strongest accent of pronunciation that is loaded onto a syllable of the word (which is called the stressed syllable.

It is called orthographic accent tilde or a hairline oblique ( ') that descends from right to left that reads or writes, and he wears, in appropriate cases, on some of the vowels of the syllable where the power load on the pronunciation the word.

In Spanish, the words have a single stress accent (except for manner adverbs with the suffix-ing), which falls on a particular syllable of each word.

The sharp words are those in which the power of speech is exercised on the last syllable.

The plain words are those whose pronunciation force is exerted on the penultimate syllable.

The words are antepenultimatethose whose pronunciation force is exerted on the penultimate syllable.

The words are those whose strength sobreesdrújulas pronunciation is exercised in the ante-penultimate syllable. Usually these are adverbs.

Basic Rules

All words are accentuated acute ending in a vowel, n or s.

Acute Wordsnot end with a vowel, we never pronounced.

Never accentuate the plain words ending in vowels, not s.

The plain words ending in other letters always accentuated.

All words sobresdrújulas antepenultimate and always accentuate.

The tilde diacritic placed over certain words to distinguish between different meanings of the word, but according to general rules is not appropriate to place tick.

Diphthongs and hiatuses triptongos

A diphthong is the combination of two vowels within a syllable, one of which is always a high vowel (i or u). For this purpose, the existence of an hsandwiched between vowels is transparent; no effect.

A triphthong appears when there are not two, but three vowels that appear within a single syllable. The vowel in the center is always open, while the extremes are closed. There are only four possible triptongos: uai (averiguáis) uei (averiguéis) iai (iniciais) and IEI (iniciéis).

The presence of an intercalated h does not negate the existence of a diphthong or triphthong possible.

The hiatusis a sequence of two vowels are not pronounced in the same syllable.

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