Okay, the typical English syllable has a consonant sound, a vowel sound and a final consonant sound: CVC. Most languages are CV (consonant vowel). In English, the final consonant sounds are crucial, so they are the basis of the syllable, along with the vowel which is also necessary. So, we cut our words into syllables after a vowel and a consonant. But if there are two consonants, we divide the syllable between them.
E.g. indicate, to show by pointing a finger, and fabulous, meaning great.
'in . dic . ate
'fab . ul. ous (divided after each consonant, unlike French, which does the opposite: fa bu leux)
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