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  1. Lenka's Avatar

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    syllables

    How many syllables does the word "bustle" have? One or two?

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    Re: syllables

    Syllabic consonant:
    A syllabic consonant is a phonetic element that normally patterns as a consonant, but may fill a vowel slot in a syllable.

    Considering the fact that the word bustle includes the syllabic l, the conclusion is that the word bustle has 2 syllables.

    /ˈbʌsəl/ would be the correct way to pronounce it

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    Re: syllables

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    Re: syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner View Post
    Syllabic consonant:
    A syllabic consonant is a phonetic element that normally patterns as a consonant, but may fill a vowel slot in a syllable.

    Considering the fact that the word bustle includes the syllabic l, the conclusion is that the word bustle has 2 syllables.

    /ˈbʌshttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/g...una/thinsp.pngəl/ would be the correct way to pronounce it
    Thanks, Mariner!!
    Last edited by Lenka; 19-Oct-2006 at 15:48.

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