Being Safe - Grammar : Syllabification

Breaking words into parts.

Learner's Guide

Motivation:

Every language has 2 aspects:

    • Writing
    • Reading

When we write a word, we use letters but when we speak a word, we do not speak individual letters.

 

For example: When we speak "BALA", we never speak individual letters as: "B" "A" "L" "A". Instead we speak, "BALA" in combined form.

 

In this session, we will learn about syllables which are used while speaking.

 

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What is a Syllable?

 

"When we speak a word, we use letters."
True or False?
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Answer:

False.

We use syllables.

 

How many syllables are there in word: friend?
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Answer:

1

 

How many syllables are there in word: friendship?
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
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Answer:

2

Friendship = friend + Ship

 

Word: "Imaginary" has ___________ letters and _____________ syllables.?
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Answer:

9 letters.

5 syllables.

 

Syllabification:

 

1/10

 

 

Syllabify the word: Education

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Answer:

Edu + cat + ion

 

Syllabify the word: School

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Answer:

School

Monosyllabic Word

 

Syllabify the word: College

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Answer:

  col-lege

 

Syllabify the word: Fundamentally

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Answer:

Fun + da + Men + tal + ly

 

Syllabify the word: University

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Answer:

U + ni + ver + si + ty

 

Syllabify the word: Examination

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Answer:

Ex + am + i + na + tion

 

Tip: Think before answering.

  • True or False?

    A word always has equal number of letters and syllables.

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    False.

    "Cat" word has one syllable but 3 letters.

  • Write a word with single syllable and single letter.

    Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Teach = Monosyllabic word

    How many syllables are there in word: "Teacher"

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    2

    Teach + er

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