Japanese is the fastest recorded language with a rate of 7.84 syllables/second, whereas Mandarin is the slowest with 5.18 syllables/second!
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how many syllables does your last name have
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In your language how do you deal with stressed syllables?

Some languages always stress the same syllable, others differentiate words based on which syllable is stressed. some can stress multiple syllables others only one. In Spanish we deal with this using accents. This way there's no way two words are written the same and pronounced differently.

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Every syllable of this tweet is wrong.
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The most and least dense syllables in Mandarin in the top 5000 characters reddit.com/gallery/nbfa39
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The letter W is the only letter in the alphabet that takes 3 syllables to pronounce, the rest only take 1.
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The Phagpa Chulung Rolpai Do Mantra, which upon viewing purifies 100,000 eons of negative karma and obscurations; and the Six Syllables of Clairvoyance Mantra, which after viewing for fifteen days, purifies any heavy negative karma created in the past. Designed by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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Are there any examples of a language where one dialect is syllable timed and another is stress timed?

Title says it but I’ve always been curious. I know stress/syllable timed is more of a continuum so I was thinking with languages closer to the middle there might be some dialects that would be considered more syllable/stress timed than the others.

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Yurop Map but the first syllable is replaced with what it's known for according to Google
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TIL the buzzers on "Jeopardy!" will lock contestants out for .25 seconds if they ring in before the host has finished the last syllable of the question. jeopardy.com/jbuzz/behind…
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is saying wtf faster than what the fack? cause W takes a while to say. wtf has way more syllables so isnt it slower?

and yes i know its just shortened to wtf to type. im just saying why havent we realized it takes longer to say wtf

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Japanese speakers: the only true syllable understanders reddit.com/r/unpopularopi…
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2 syllable Damn v.redd.it/nrntejabv0y61
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How many syllables are there in chocolate? r/coolguides debates reddit.com/r/coolguides/c…
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Like twisting vines, the syllables of this unnamed writing system twist in and out of each other
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Hey hey, gimme unisex name suggestions (I like the two syllable bouncy ones but that probably doesn't make sense XD) reddit.com/gallery/myqtln
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Non-Europeans telling me my English is wrong because I pronounce the last syllables of "special" and "influential" differently.

It's spΙ›.ΚƒΙ™l and ΙͺnfluΛˆΙ›ntΝ‘ΚƒΙ™l apparently (that I pronounce them - dictionaries say they should be the same [end edit]), for those who care.

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Being Farrah -Mykol Gets Smacked Down for Uttering Three Syllables/Tanning Bed in Farrah's Garage v.redd.it/u1meer1k1gw61
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One syllable middle name for Daisy?

I’m expecting my second baby girl this September. Our daughter’s name is Lila Rose (two syllable last name). I’m a big fan of the 2-1-2 syllable name, and I would like this girl to have that same flow. I’m not dead set on Daisy, but it’s the front runner. I’d love some suggestions for a one syllable middle name.

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WTW for the rhythm style in hiphop when the first syllable is short and the second syllable is longer?

An example would be the pre-chorus of Lizzo’s β€œJuice” (β€œif Im shining everybody gonna shine”). I watched a video a long time ago about the history of this style and a part of me thinks the word starts with a T? Google could not help, Im afraid.

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From a band meme about counting and seven being two syllables
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This is my conscript yamrel for my language vanol. It is a fairly complex syllabary that is in a kind of Mayan block format and has initial and medial forms of every syllable reddit.com/gallery/n6s1b7
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An enby wanting a less 'girly' name (nouns welcome!). I'd prefer a name with two or less syllables.
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Wug words and nonsense syllables in your conlang #4: wuck

How does your conlang handle words? Or inflection? This activity is about that. Here's how it works: I take the image from a wug test, and you take it, and answer the question it asks, with the word they came up with acting as a word in your conlang. This will be a fun way to show how the fundamentals of your morphology work.

Rules

  1. I will post a nonsense word exercise from a linguistics study or power point
  2. Translate the exercise with the nonsense word being as close as possible to the original language as your conlang allows, either phonologically or orthographically.
  3. Fill in the final blank, here this means fill in what comes after "there are too", and also translate in "Now there are two ____". For wuck, you also should preferably translate "What if this creature were a wuck". If your conlang has a gender system, use the appropriate one for loans from non-gendered languages, or whichever would be used for a creature that's gender is unknown.
  4. Please include a phonetic transcription of the word as used in your conlang.

/wʌk/

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One syllable masc name

Looking for a one syllable name. Could be masc or neutral. Thinking about Cole but I’d like other suggestions!

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Help with Ρ‘ and Π΅, stress on syllables

Hello! I am intermediate Russian speaker who has the luxury of being able to communicate with extended Russian family. I speak the language fairly well, but something I tend to struggle with is determining which syllable to stress in unfamiliar words, which is something many native speakers are able to do when presented with a new word, despite it being completely random. Additionally, how do you determine which word uses Ρ‘ or Π΅ when Π΅ is used interchangeably so often for both of them?

Edit: for the second inquiry regarding Ρ‘ and Π΅, what I mean is when Ρ‘ is written as e and how to determine that the e is actually a Ρ‘

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What is a catchy 1 or 2 syllable girl name you know? Preferably something food related

So my name is inspired by a herb and I’m in culinary school and i just got this little bengal kitten that i want to name after a spice or herb to match the theme. She’s the same shade as cinnamon and has these dots like a cheetah. it’s been impossible to find a name that suits her best. Please help :) πŸ†

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[PM] Give me your prompts, your huddled...syllables?

As part of the [Fifth Friday Frenzy] (https://old.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/n1v5nt/ot_fifth_friday_frenzy_challenge_checkin_new/) I am committing to doing a few challenges, including a number of [PM]s. Exciting!

For this [PromptMe]: hit me with what ever you've got - no genre too strange, no character unwanted. I only ask that you refrain from supplying a Blurb as a prompt. You know, the type of prompt that is four sentences long and reads like a synopsis. Keep it simple, please! Let me wriggle about in your kindly supplied inspiration, so that I might make wings and sore.

(Yes...sore, not soar. Crash landings with failed wings hurt, ask Icarus.)

Let us see what you've got!

EDIT: MAYHAPS I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THIS SLEEP DEPRIVED!

Edit: I will be replying to every comment, but I've had to sneak away for a few hours. I will be back!

Third Edit: I'm back in the saddle!


FOURTH EDIT: SO HELP ME I WILL DO ALL THESE, IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS! LIFE KEEPS GETTING IN MY WAY!

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Say "Satday" instead of "Saturday" so it has two syllables like the other days of the week.
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2/3 syllable middle name for Gwendolyn?

Hello! We are expecting a baby girl and have decided on Gwendolyn (nn Gwen)! I am totally stuck on middle names, however. I am looking for suggestions for 2 or 3 syllable middle names that would flow well with Gwendolyn. The name cannot end in s or th. If 3 syllables, the name should be short in length, such as Lydia, for example. Bonus points for any nature connections and if the middle name flows well with both Gwen and Gwendolyn. Thanks!

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Thoughts on Briar and some single syllable nature suggestions

We’re planning for baby number 2 and if it’s a girl we both like Briar. But the only thing is, our first child has a beautiful nature name with a nice meaning, and I’m afraid that since briar means thorns, that maybe the kid would feel bad about their name? Let me know if you think Briar is a pretty name or not so much, and if I should worry about the meaning.

Also, our first kid’s name is a single syllable so I was leaning toward the same for the second kid (and definitely nature theme), so if you have any single syllable suggestions I’d love to hear them. Sky was a top contender until I found out it’s a main character on paw patrol. We love things like Meadow, Indigo, Sparrow, Rain, Ocean, etc.

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I had no idea there were so many syllables in the word β€˜white’ v.redd.it/a2rh7hyzzzu61
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What is your favorite 3 syllable sentence?
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I craft poems in bed/As the night unfurls itself/I count syllables
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[Lyrics] 16 multi-syllable bars that address some feelings I have about my ex BF's "Musical Anhedonia."

(I've been listening to a lot of Eyedea lately, I love his song "Music, Music" and also "Even Shadows Have Shadows" - I relate greatly to his bars about music being an escape and this inspires me to write too, I'm not just tryna bite his style, I'm trying to be inspired and influenced, there ~IS~ a difference...)

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(01) He says "I don't listen to 90 percent of what you send, Chris" - and I just feel pissed like "how you gunna dismiss this?" /

(02) Music was the rope that helped me climb from the abyss - Music's the only reason I haven't tried tuh slice my wrists /

(03) If he doesn't love the melodies - then why are we even friends? But during the courtship phase - he would mirror me and pretend /

(04) We'd Skype call and sing our favorite songs to each other - And that's before we even knew that we'd become lovers /

(05) But I was not prepared, for the landmine I'd discover - cuz a life without music is like toast - without butter /

(06) For me, a really good song is like an ice cream in the summer - Finding out the person you love hates your hobby is such a bummer /

(07) I thought we were a pair like Harry n' Lloyd in Dumb & Dumber - but you just put a spell on me, my mind was stuck in slumber /

(08) I dated the wrong person - how could I have made this blunder? Cuz music just annoys you - it don't fill you up with wonder /

(09) And now I know the truth and you've torn my heart asunder - but I know you'll fake like you like it, when you find yourself another /

(10) You'll listen to his YouTube links and copy everything he thinks - and when you karaoke sing - you know it doesn't mean a thing /

(11) All it is is pantomime cuz you don't really grasp the rhyme - if music was a Van Gogh painting, you might as well be color blind /

(12) But in the past, those other times we sang together, you would cry - I really thought you were my guy, and you'd always be by my side /

(13) Guess each tear was just a lie - you faked it for affection, why? - I wasn't who you wanted so you hunted for a new supply /

(14) All the threats of suicide, all the words that cut like knives - I'm just a drone inside your hive who works tuh keep the Queen alive /

(15) Please just let me off this ride -- the circles hurt my stomach and it's stupid how we'd always fight /

(16) So I'm tellin' you good-bye - I just wanna live my life - without the fear of judgment or the need to always justify /

[Tail end bar]

Peace, I hope you find

... keep reading on reddit ➑

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What was the logic behind the letter "W" needing three syllables to say out loud but all the other letters of the alphabet only require one syllable?
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A haiku is a 3-line poem with 5-7-5 syllable count. What's an original haiku that can describe your life right now?
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942187563 syllables
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Only letter with 3 syllables >:(
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The experts need to weigh in. 2 syllables because that's how the High Deutsch say it and if you say it with 2 syllables it doubles your chance someone will hear it? v.redd.it/tjb1bowi1dx61
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Are p, t, k aspirated at the start of a syllable after another syllable that ends with an /s/?

My question is specifically about English. In English, p, t and k are aspirated at the start of a syllable, for instance, pin [pΚ°Ιͺn]. But after a preceding /s/ in the same syllable, there's no aspiration (there may be, but negligible): spin [spΙͺn] not *[spΚ°Ιͺn].

But what about words in which the /s/ ends a syllable and the next syllable starts with a voiceless plosives? For instance, whis.per, sis.ter, whis.key etc? Will the plosives be aspirated or not?

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I am legit confused as to why so many people want to use two syllables over one. If you are already running to orientate yourself for a far/close left/mid/right. Then numbers would make more since as they are quicker and cleaner callouts
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Name Ideas for our new little guy (red collar). My partner likes 1 syllable, short names.. we haven't been able to agree on anything yet. He comes home May 15th.
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Can I write a limerick without the syllable scheme? [HELP]

Like I'm having trouble with the syllable scheme yet I'm maintaining the rhyming scheme. Else, what does a form of poetry exist which has a rhyming scheme like a limerick, is of 5 lines only and doesn't give regard to the syllables?

I tried googling it and visiting a few websites but didn't find any concrete answer.

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Unique one syllable middle names

Hello name nerds! Once again asking for help πŸ˜… I am seeking a middle name for my daughter who will be here in August. We are pretty set on first name being Mallory. I wanted middle name to be Quinn, but for reasons I don't really want to share, it is no longer an option. A one syllable middle name works best with our last name for cadence, and I really want something kinda unique, but not YoUnEeK. Names like Rose or Lynn or those typical middle names are not my style. Any good ideas?? Thank you!

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Dogecoin is 2 syllables

Dear lady commentator on the TV.... there's 2 syllables not 3 ... doge-uh-coin? Really? Probably says jiff instead of gif too... (Oh I know I'm about to get canceled by some of you but you're probably paperhands so...πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ)

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Does every Tagalog word have an inherent stress on the last or second to last syllable even if it as stress before those syllables?

So every Tagalog dictionary I have come across uses the acute accent (ex: Γ‘) to indicate stress when it appears on any syllable that is not the penultimate (second to last) syllable. Words that do not have any diacritics/accents imply stress on the penultimate syllable (ex hayop and kamote are pronounced like hΓ‘yop and kamΓ³te).

However, when I see words with antepenultimate stress like di-inΓ‘asahan, palΓ‘tandaan, mΓ‘alaman or pagkΓ‘sulong, should I also assume that the penultimate syllable is stressed as well? (ie do I pronounce those above words, and words like them, as di-inΓ‘asΓ‘han, palΓ‘tandΓ‘an, mΓ‘alΓ‘man, and pagkΓ‘sΓΊlong?)

Thanks in advance!

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Why does seven get 2 syllables when all the other single digits get 1
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3+ syllable middle name for Elise?

Baby girl is OVER due and we still have no middle name! Any ideas!? Last name is 2 syllable beginning with K

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