Syllabification definitions
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DEFINITION OF SYLLABIFICATION

Syllabification Definition:

Syllabification has SIX types, they are :

  • 1.Monosyllabic
  • 2.Disyllabic (or) Bisyllabic
  • 3.Trisyllabic
  • 4.Terasyllabic
  • 5.Pentasyllabic
  • 6.Polysyllabic (or) Multisyllabic

But the basic syllabifications are Mono-syllabic, Di-syllabic and Poly-syllabic.

Some times we must break a word at the end of a line. Avoid doing so whenever possible; expecially avoid breaking two successive lines. When breaking a word is unavoidable, mark the division with a hypen (made with one stroke on the typewriter[-]).

It is splitting of words according to the syllables or units of sounds or vowel sounds.

Examples

leaderlead-er
countrymencount-ry-men
rejoicere-joice
universalu-ni-ver-sal
survivalsur-vi-val
What Is Monosyllabic Word:
Words having only one syllable.

Examples

actcatbook
slewbasevile
oftcausecrown
mournworsefear
headriotsword
tongueplotsteel
wishoneschool
breakrhythmmake
actseeall
atballbat
betsweeplife
What Is Disyllabic (or) Bisyllabic Word :
Words having only two syllables.

Examples

cen-sure sen-se va-liant
in-terred grie-vous cae-sar
cap-tives ran-soms be-side
dec-tate wo-men cri-tic
in-stead de-lay a-gain
edu-cate pro-gramme van-quish
se-nate de-bate dor-mant
out-break mo-ral dir-rect
co-ward en-ding care-ful
de-vil dia-mond co-ward
sus-pect deep-est pur-pose
What Is Trisyllabic Word :
Words having only three syllables.

Examples

beau-ti-ful to-mor-row po-pu-lar
in-ten-tion lu-per-vcal
lu-per-cal mu-ti-ny le-ga-cy
tes-ta-ment be-lo-ved me-mo-ry
un-kind-ly tes-ta-ment
be-lo-ved tri-um-virs for-tu-nate
vic-to-ries o-ra-tion coun-try-men
be-ne-fit as-sem-bly con-si-der
e-le-ment tra-di-tion im-pli-cit
per-mi-ssion ex-peri-ment e-ffec-tive
in-jus-tice com-pa-nion ar-ma-ment
What Is Polysyllabic Word :
Words having four or more syllables.

Examples

in-tel-li-gent in-i-ti-at-ve per-so-ni-fi-ca-tion
fun-da-men-tal-ly in-fe-ri-o-ri-ty syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion

Learning Competency

Modal auxiliaries are used for
1.Probability - will ought
2.Possibility - can, could, may, might