Breaking words into parts.
Every language has 2 aspects:
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.
What is a Syllable?
We use syllables.
Friendship = friend + Ship
Syllabify the word: Education
Edu + cat + ion
Syllabify the word: School
Syllabify the word: College
Syllabify the word: Fundamentally
Fun + da + Men + tal + ly
Syllabify the word: University
U + ni + ver + si + ty
Syllabify the word: Examination
Ex + am + i + na + tion
Tip: Think before answering.
True or False?
A word always has equal number of letters and syllables.
"Cat" word has one syllable but 3 letters.
Write a word with single syllable and single letter.
Teach = Monosyllabic word
How many syllables are there in word: "Teacher"
Teach + er