Dividing Big Words into Syllables

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See any words or word parts?

Cut known parts.

Find the vowel or vowel pair.

single vowel (a e i o u)
vowel pair (ai ea ee ie)
R-Controlled (ar er ir or ur)
diphthong (au aw oi ou ow)

Any blends
(bl br cl cr tr scr)

Cut in front of


Any digraphs
(sh ch th)

Cut in front of  digraph.


look for:
 muf fin

ma ple syrup