Syllables in English

Syllables in english

Syllables:

It is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. It is a pronunciation of a word which is having one vowel sound with or without consonants. If forming the whole part of a word.

Syllables example:

Water (two syllable word).

There are 7 types of syllables in English language

Those syllables occur in all words of English. They are closed, open, magic, e/vowel-consonant-e, vowel terms, r-controlled, and consonant.

In a word, we can find many syllables. We can find syllables from mono to poly. A word having one syllable is called monosyllabic. Also, a word having two-syllable is called a disyllabic word.

Monosyllabic Word: Book,

Disyllabic Word: Order-ly,

Trisyllabic word: Beau-ti-ful,

Tetrasyllabic word: Con-ver-sa-tion, Bl-o-lo-gy, Pentasyllabic word: Car-di-o-lo-gy,

Hexasyllabic word: Ex-pe-ri-men-ta-tion,

Heptasyllabic word: En-thu-si-as-ti-cally.

Accent:

The accent is a peculiar way of pronouncing the language. Especially in a particular nation, in an individual area. To make something great and remarkable accentuate is necessary with the help of accentuation we can put special importance on the words and make something significant.

Rules of determining accented and unaccented syllable:

  1. Disyllabic noun and adjective words, the first syllable of this part will be stressed or we can also call accented and the other part will be an unaccented syllable. There are some examples of this rule such as Mu-sic, CHI-na, TA-ble, etc.

2. Verb words will be the opposite of the first rule. In verb words the first words will be unaccented, syllable and the second half will be accented syllable. It has some examples such as in-CREASE, in-SULT, ob-JECT, etc. If we look at the example we will see the first half is an unaccented syllable and the second is an accented syllable.

Single syllabic:

Noun, verb, adjective type single words will be single syllabic words. Those words will be accented.

For example:

cat, cow, dog, always, when, How, then, bright, fat etc.

Article

Article (a, on the) will be unaccented syllable.

Disyllabic words

Disyllabic words like any, many, very, often, yellow, today will be accented syllable.

Preposition

In preposition there will be two syllable. The first will be unaccented and the other will be accented.

For example: bet-ween, a-side, a-MONG, pre-POSITION, A-BOUT etc.

Suffix and prefix

Suffix and prefix both are different from one another. Suffix always be added at the end of a word but prefix will be added at the first of a word. In the suffix, the first syllable will be accepted and the other will be unaccented but in the prefix, the first half will be unaccented and the other half will be accented syllables.

For example:

In suffix: love-able. Suffix are able, cial, any etc.

In prefix: un-ABLE. Prefix ore in, un, pre etc.

But in some disyllabic words which are nouns and verbs but are suffixes then the first syllable will be accented syllables.

Numerical Adjective

Numomical Adjectives first syllable is accented and the second syllable is unstressed on unaccented.

For example: –

Twen-ty, FIF-ty etc.

Reflexive pronoun

It has two syllables. It is the opposite of numerical The first syllable will be unaccented and the other half will be accented.

For example: my-SELF,  her-SELF, them- SELVES, OWN-SELVES etc.

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What is a syllable?

It is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds. It is a pronunciation of a word which is having one vowel sound with or without consonants. If forming the whole part of a word.

What is a syllable example?

Water (two syllable word)

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