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A syllable is unit of sound made from a single vowel, or single vowel/consonant combination - note that syllables never have more then one vowel sound in them.
Stress and unstressed syllables form the basis of the rhythmic pattern of English words.
Stresses syllable is longer, louder and
Unstressed syllable is reduced and
becomes a neutral short vowel called the “schwa”
Rules for syllable stress Rule 1:
If a word end with “tion” stress the syllable before “ tion”. Example: Comm-u-ni-ca-tion
If a word ends with “ graphy” stress the syllable before “ graphy”. 7/8/11
If a new word is constructed by adding a prefix, stress the first syllable. Example: re-lo-cate Rule 4:
If the word ends with “ic” “sion” “ ical”, stress the syllable before “ic” “sion” “ ical”, Example: ten-sion 7/8/11