[B-Greek] Syllabification

David McKay davidmckay52 at gmail.com
Thu May 15 08:34:51 EDT 2008


Such as?
My New Shorter Oxford Dictionary doesn't give syllabification.
David McKay

2008/5/15 George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com>:

>   You might consider investing in a good dictionary.  They usually
> indicate the syllable division.
>
> george
> gfsomsel
>
>
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> defend the truth till death.
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>
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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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