Phonology

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 October, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 October, 2003, 12:00am

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English words can be broken down into small units of sound called 'syllables'. This is useful to know when reading or playing a word-guessing game such as charades (first word, two syllables). Can you divide these two syllable words into their separate sound units?


1. PAPER


2. CURTAIN


3. PENCIL


4. ARTICLE


5. MOVIE


6. CARPET


7. SOFA


8. WINDOW


9. DRESSING


10. BIGGER


Answers: Pa-per; Cur-tain; Pen-cil; Art-icle; Mo-vie; Car-pet; So-fa; Win-dow; Dress-ing; Big-ger