Appendix:Russian stress patterns - nouns

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According to the classification system of Andrey Zaliznyak (Андре́й Зализня́к) there are 6 stress patterns of Russian nouns’ declension.


The stress falls on:
pattern number 1 2 3 4 5 6
In singular on stem on ending on stem on ending on stem on ending
In nominative plural on stem on ending on ending on stem on stem on stem
In genitive, dative, instrumental, prepositional plural on stem on ending on ending on stem on ending on ending
example мото́р (motór) вещество́ (veščestvó) слой (sloj) земля́ (zemljá) ко́рень (kórenʹ) полоса́ (polosá)


Zaliznyak's dictionary for determining the stress pattern of any word (marked there as a, в, с, D, е, F).

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