[B-Greek] Syllabification

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Thu May 15 06:40:44 EDT 2008


The answer is nev-er

There are many online dictionaries

eg dictionary.cambridge.org

which answers your question at

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?dict=CALD&key=53493&ph=on

John Knightley


Quoting George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com>:

> You might consider investing in a good dictionary.  They usually  
> indicate the syllable division.
>  george
> gfsomsel
>
>
> ... search for truth, hear truth,
> learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
> defend the truth till death.
>
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: David McKay <davidmckay52 at gmail.com>
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 11:12:36 PM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Syllabification
>
> Does anyone know a good book or site for dividing English words into
> syllables? I hope you don't think I'm silly, but when I divide words up for
> printing as part of a music score, I'm never sure if it is "ne-ver" or
> "nev-er", for example. Hope this isn't too off-topic.
> David McKay
>
> 2008/5/14 Kenneth Litwak <javajedi2 at yahoo.com>:
>
>>   I don't think I was ever taught about
>> syllabification in English or Greek, so it was
>> interesting to see a formal presentation of it in
>> Mounce's beginning Greek book.  I'm wondering though,
>> about one of his rules.  He says that if a cluster of
>> consonants can be pronounced, you should keep them
>> together and the cluster goes with the following
>> vowel.  His example for this is EM-PRO-SQEN.  I
>> haven't got anything with me to check this word out,
>> but I would have guessed this ought to be EM-PROS-QEN
>> for two reasons.  First, I don't think that SQEN is
>> capable of really being pronounced as one thing and
>> second, I would have guessed that PROS is in fact the
>> preposition PROS with a prefix and a suffix as part of
>> how the word came to have its meaning.  Is Mounce's
>> rule valid and if so, is this example valid, or is the
>> rule valid but the example invalid?  Thanks.
>>
>> Ken
>>
>>
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