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In Toki Pona, the first syllable of a word is always stressed. For example, in the word sitelen, the syllable si- gets the stress. Toki Pona: The Language of Good clarifies that stress can be realized as loudness, length, or higher pitch.[1]

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  1. Lang, Sonja. (25 May 2014). Toki Pona: The Language of Good. Tawhid. ISBN 978-0978292300. OCLC 921253340. p. 16. "Stress falls on the first syllable of a word. Pronounce it a bit louder, longer or higher-pitched. For example, the word toki is pronounced ‘TO-kee’ and not ‘to-KEE’.".
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