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Are all root words void of accent marks ?

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Author Photo by: stevesmi Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Sep 03 2019, 7:06pm CST ~ 10 mos. ago. 
Are all root words void of accent marks ?
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Author Photo leosmith
Sep 03 2019, 9:16pm CST ~ 10 mos. ago. 
I could be wrong, but my interpretation is that the root by itself is sort of a theoretical thing void of stress/accent. But if you see/hear the plain root being used in real life (not just a grammar discussion) then it's an adjective or noun and must take stress/accent.
 
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Sep 03 2019, 10:07pm CST ~ 10 mos. ago. 
@leosmith is right...there are too many words where the root maybe the same, but the accent shifts depending on the part of speech or conjugation.
Ex: lumakad and maglakád
Both have the same root “lakad” related to walking, but the stress is in different places.
 
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Author Photo Tagamanila Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP SupporterBadge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Sep 04 2019, 12:05am CST ~ 10 mos. ago. 
@stevesmi
 
I think the accents are removed in the dictionary to allow for variations. A root word may have different meanings depending on where the stress falls and the stress on the root word might change when affixes are added to it. For example, the root "laki" is "size". To us native speakers, we know that the stress there should be in "ki" - lakí. As an adjective, it is "malakí" and the location of the stress is retained. However, the verb for "to make something big" is "lakihán" and the stress moved to the suffix.
 
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