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    How many syllables are there in this word?
    a-ppre-ciate
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    a-ppre-ci-ate?

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    Four, the second one.

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    Is it so everywhere or are there any exceptions?

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    Default Re: appreciate

    There's four everywhere.
    Also in: negotiate, depreciate, conciliate, etc.
    I can't think of any (English) '-iate' words where this suffix is not pronounced as two syllables.

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