Question: When one is pronouncing the words of davening, is it necessary to conform to rules about emphasizing the grammatically correct syllable (i.e. mil’el or mil’ra)?
If so, why is this not specifically mentioned in Siman 61, where it seems that such a halacha would belong (especially, for example, about pronouncing the word “ve’ahav’ta” with the emphasis mil’ra (like it is in the Torah reading) and not mil’el (like many children are taught to sing it in school))? And if it is indeed not necessary to conform to the rules of mil’el and mil’ra when pronouncing the words of davening, why not?
Answer: Lechatchila one should be careful to emphasize the correct syllable just as one should be careful with all the details brought in Siman 61.
However if one was not, he still fulfills the Mitzvah of reading Shema, as this is the normal way people pronounce this word and it is no different than one that says Shema in a different language and who is Yotzei.