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Syllabication rules

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Syllabication rules

  1. 1. Syllabication Rules
  2. 2. Or the easy way to read big words.
  3. 3. Syllables are single speech parts made up of one vowel sound with or without more closely combined consonant sounds.
  4. 4. Every time you speak a syllable, your mouth opens and closes- your jaw drops once.
  5. 5. Every time you speak a syllable, your speech has a single beat- one clap.
  6. 6. Every syllable has one and only one vowel sound.
  7. 7. Never divide two vowels next to each other if they carry one sound. Example- bread
  8. 8. Divide two vowels next to each other when each carries a different sound. Example- video
  9. 9. A single consonant between two vowels goes with the second vowel if the first vowel is long (vc/v). Example- belong
  10. 10. A single consonant between two vowels goes with the first vowel if the first vowel is accented and short (vc/v). Example- guitar
  11. 11. Two or more consonants between vowels--
  12. 12. <ul><li>Go with the second vowel if the first vowel is long. </li></ul><ul><li>Example- between </li></ul>
  13. 13. * Are divided if the first vowel is not long- -
  14. 14. The first consonant stays with the first vowel and the other consonants go with the second vowel (vc/cv) Example- purpose
  15. 15. Unless the consonants form a blend in which case they are not divided (v cc/v) Example- without
  16. 16. Two identical consonants are divided when they occur between vowels. Example- rabbit
  17. 17. Compound words are divided into the simple words that form them. Example- notebook
  18. 18. Prefixes and suffixes usually form separate syllables. Examples- unkind kindly

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