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I was just wondering if there is an IPA symbol to represent stress in general, be that primary or secondary stress, just one symbol for both?

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  • See also this question (kind of inverse question to the current one): linguistics.stackexchange.com/q/44321/9781 Commented May 4, 2022 at 12:40
  • Are you talking about the transcription of an isolated word, or the transcription of connected speech? Commented May 6, 2022 at 16:51
  • Are you talking about the transcription of an isolated word, or the transcription of connected speech? Commented May 7, 2022 at 18:06

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The IPA includes symbols for primary stress /ˈ/ and secondary stress /ˌ/, but does not have any symbol for unspecified stress.

Ad hoc extension e.g. /¦/ may be used, but these are not officially part of the IPA, and may require explanation in the accompanying text.

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