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    Cool how many

    how many syllables does this word have?

    antidistablishmentarianism.


    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    how many syllables does this word have?

    an/ti/dis/es/tab/lish/men/tar/ian/ism.


    thanks.
    Now count them!

    [nb spelling]

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    I get a different count:

    1. an
    2. ti
    3. dis
    4. es
    5. [s]tab
    6. lish
    7. men
    8. ta[r]
    9. ri
    10. an
    11. ism

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    I think you're right - I didn't split -ri/an- correctly.

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    Yes.. 11. But the word only really has meaning in English lessons - no one would use it in normal conversation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedant View Post
    - no one would use it in normal conversation!
    Really? Never say never,

    Never did I think I would use Antidisestablishmentarianism in a sentence. Until last Friday when an Irish guy was talking about how in Ireland they had a ...

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