How can I separate syllables in English

How can I separate syllables in English?

What we were taught in school, back in the 50’s, was for the purpose of hyphenization, if you have to break a word between lines.
That’s a problem we rarely worry about when composing electronically, because the software takes care of word wrap,.
These these pretty much you only see hyphen-breaks in narrow-column newspaper formats.
But this was the official stylebook rule of the time, and it’s very simple.
It’s based on spelling, because we’re talking about the need to define the syllables in written format.
Stephen Johnson’s answer ‘check the dictionary’, will give you the proper result by the above rules and any additional twists to them.
The dictionary provides the syllable structure for the purpose of the typist who needs to hyphenate.
the answer by Hubert Lamontage includes a couple of good examples in which he is following the phonetic realities, of trying to identify the syllable boundary as the low-energy point, and where he doesn’t follow my book rules above.
Clusters with three consonants should actually depend on which consonants in which order.
If one of the consonant is a stop (t,p, k, p, d, g) and that stop is followed by a liquid (L, or R), e.
g.
, ‘re-train’, ‘de-plane’, the actual phonetic boundary should be before the stop.
But as part of my dissertation, I looked at a lot of images, from sonographs and oscilloscopes.
My conclusion was that, for the most part, the dictionary rules are correct.
If you are in doubt, follow those rules.

The basic answer is you can separate syllables when you want to listen for sounds or phonetic segments.
Though when you study for reading comprehension, listening comprehension, or another way to study among English speakers, then you want to study words and process syllables for words in sentences.
This will further influence you to read or listen for words in context, take away the grammar, or engage with the person in a dialogue or interaction.
If you are highly bent on syllables and phonetics, this will be a study closer to studying speech sounds and transcribing them in a Latin-based letter/symbol system.
This is reserved more for linguists, second language teachers, or people who need to analyze sounds more than normal orthography.

Your question isn’t very clear.
But if you want to know how words can be separated into syllables, most dictionaries will display this information, sometimes with dots between the syllables or with IPA symbols to illustrate each individual sound (phoneme) in a word.
But different dictionaries do it in different ways.
For example:
The first one uses the dot method and IPA and gives only the American pronunciation in three syllables.
The second doesn’t use the dots, and gives the IPA for both the American and British pronunciations.
Also take notice that this one represents the word with just two syllables where the first represents it with three syllables.
If this were an Australian dictionary it might separate the syllables differently, and it would use different IPA phonemes.
Most online dictionaries and software also offer recordings of the word’s standard pronunciation in both American and British English.
In a more general sense, we separate syllables by ear into distinct sounds, but as you can see even the experts don’t agree on how this should be done.

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