The number of syllables in a word is determined by the number of vocal sounds. In the word “machine” there are z.B two vocal tones: () and (i). In English, spelling and pronunciation have a fun relationship. The way we write a word and the way we say it often does not match. There always seem to be exceptions to the rule. So Chinese is not as poor as you might expect. The Japanese and Hawaiians, for example, have far less syllable than Mandarin. Syllabe – n.n. any of the parts in which a word is naturally shared when it is said OK, here are two simple methods to count The Silbes. 普话 is easier to evaluate because Pinyin diagrams with all kinds of pinyin are readily available and, in general, a syllable simply corresponds to a unique combination of pinyin.
(I`m not sure that different sounds are considered different combinations of syllables — the estimates really seem to have gone out, so I won`t take them into consideration.) So I copied this table into Microsoft Excel and deleted all the syllables that were duplicated or not, in my memory (formal mandarin lessons), appear in 普话, with some controls entering pinyin combinations that I was suspicious in this online dictionary. Another is the gossip method. To use it, say the word and clap your hands together every time you hear a vocal sound. Take, for example, the word “autumn”: au-tumn. These are two vocal sounds, so it`s two syllables, although autumn has three vocal letters: a, you and you. All this does not use phonetic analysis that could perhaps reduce the number of syllables according to the phonological theories or notation you adopt. Well, let`s be a little fun. Close your eyes and listen to the number of syllables in the following words. You can use the chin method, the gossip method, or just listen carefully: how can we recognize the syllables in a word? Would you mind explaining the rules? Thank you very much. – Mastaneh First, other readers wonder why they should know more about syllables.
Understanding the syllable helps a lot in pronunciation. If we miss a word or add a syllable to a word, people may not understand us. How many syllables did you get for each word? You can share with us in the comments section. It also depends on the type of things you include. If I count the different lines of the pinyin-Chinese-English dictionary syllable index, I get 420 lines, but it contains very marginal things like Tei, Kei, Den, etc. This does not include any rhotacized syllable in which a suffix – it merges with the syllables and produces many distinctive syllables. One thing I like is the chin method. Here`s how to do it: rest your hand under your chin and say a word slowly. How many times does your chin fall on your hand? That`s the number of syllables. When we say a word, the sounds we produce naturally divide the word into pieces. We call these pieces “syllables.” The word “machine” is composed, for example.
B, of two parts: ma-chine. The word “important” consists of three parts: im-por-so. It is important to know that a syllable may have more than one voice letter. The word “space” has z.B two voice letters: o and o. But together, they only make a word sound: (u :). This explains why “space” has only one syllable. We decide the syllable by sound, not by spelling. But the most important thing is that this figure ignores the four lexitones of Mandarin, which is certainly not the right thing to do; The sounds are distinctive in Mandarin, so the syllable with different tones are a different syllable.