I am having issues knowing the stressed (tonic) syllable, especially when a noun or adjective is pluralized. I am not sure if I should be treating endings like -oj and -aj as separate sounds or as diphthongs (the words malgrandaj and hundoj for instance.
Is malgrandaj pronounced /mal-gran-DA-y/ (with a Spanish sounding -a) or is it pronounced /mal-GRAND-aye/? Similarly, /HUN-doy/ or /hun-DOI-y/. The issue for me is knowing to treat it as a diphthong or not. Please help!!