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    Ajax-Milan Guest

    Default Syllables

    Please someone help, it's urgent!!!

    How can we divide these words into syllables: climbed, singer, succumbing, hanged, slangy, singable, trendy ??

    I don't know whether -ing, -er etc. are separate syllables, just as sing/er, suc/cumb/ing or the previous letter also belongs to them, like sin/ger, suc/cum/bing

    I hope someone can help me urgently, thank you in advance!!

    Greetings,
    Ajax-Milan

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    AintFoolin Guest

    Default Re: Syllables

    most dictionaries do this for you, for instance:
    http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?bo...inger&x=8&y=20
    lists the entry as "sing·er"

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    Default Re: Syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax-Milan
    How can we divide these words into syllables: climbed, singer, succumbing, hanged, slangy, singable, trendy?
    In addition, syllabification is based on how the word sounds, or its phonetic representation ([...]), and not on how the word is spelled, or its letter representation (<...>).

    For example,

    Letter repesentation: <climb>
    Phonetic representation: [klai'm]

    The letters <mb> represent one sound, [m]. The <b> is silent. Moreover, the letters <ng> also represent one sound, [ng], a velar nasal:

    <banged> [baeng'd]

    In English, the letters <nd> represent two sounds, [n] [d],

    <handy> [haen'di:]

    but in some languages of the world, e.g., Aboriginal languages spoken in the USA and Canada, <nd> represents one sound.

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