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    Hi, i am not very familiar with "syllable", how to divide it in a phonetic symbol? thanks.

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    Re: about syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by ningshasha View Post
    Hi, i am not very familiar with "syllable", how to divide it in a phonetic symbol? thanks.
    Hi,
    Start here:
    Syllable - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
    Then do a search for "syllables" and "syllable division". If you're still unsure, let us know.


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    thanks, i have found the answer from the internet, i learned how many syllables in one word, but i am still confused with how to divide these syllables. please help me. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ningshasha View Post
    thanks, i have found the answer from the internet, i learned how many syllables in one word, but i am still confused with how to divide these syllables. please help me. thanks.
    OK, syllable division is a contentious issue even amongst linguists.

    Here's some simple rules
    1. Do it the way your dictionary does it.
    2. Split 2-syllable words between consonants: con.vert, im.press, tran.quil.
    3. Split between vowels if there is a definite sound change: tri.al, be.ing, but don't split diphthongs. Paint, height, mound are mono-syllablic.
    4. Divide before a single consonant rather than after: ho.bo (not hob.o), zu.lu
    In some cases, there will always be disagreement, eg. where to divide "rhythm", or is it one syllable?
    If you are a typist, and have to know this, use your dictionary unless your boss tells you otherwise, in which case, he should provide a syllabification guide. There's no other reason you really need to know this in order to learn English. Is there?


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    thanks, i got it. i just the beginner who learns english. hehe. so i don't need to know it clearly, do i? hehe.

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    Re: about syllables

    Quote Originally Posted by ningshasha View Post
    thanks, i got it. i just the beginner who learns english. hehe. so i don't need to know it clearly, do i? hehe.
    No you don't. You might have meant something else about dividing a word into its phonetic parts; but that's not something a beginner needs to do, at least in writing.

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