examples of 2 syllable words
A syllable is a word or a word segment that is pronounced as a single sound. Some words have one syllable (including cat, dog, fish, and walk). Some words have two syllables (including apple, orange, and walking). Some words have three syllables (including syllable, important, and excellent). Some words have more.
Here are some words divided into syllables:
At the first session, just do the ten words in the first column. Follow the directions, checking off the words he reads on the first attempt. Then have him chunk each word that he correctly read by drawing a vertical line between the chunks. (Skip the ones he missed for now.)
sleepy: If he tries to make the first chunk the syllable sleep, tell him to stop after the vowel sound.
Page 1: purple, perfect, twelve, silver, seven, thirteen, Godard, about, Thursday, again, Tuesday, pizza, thirty, donate, princess, people, water, future, Heaven, happy, sixty, country, pumpkin, Christmas, special, else, over, Angel, freedom, able, music, fifty, ana, thousand, fourteen, party, Monday, picture, office, language, nature, Kelly, city, Mumbai, woman, twenty, sugar, husband, anna, and meme
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The majority of nouns that also have a verb form, for example, PROgress, PREsent, OBject, PROduce, REcord, will be stressed on the first syllable when used as a noun, but the second syllable when used as a verb (to proGRESS, to preSENT, to obJECT, to proDUCE, to reCORD) .
Now things change when we start looking at 2-syllable verbs. Verbs, remember, are our action words — run, jump, speak, sing, etc.
About, about. About. The second syllable is stressed. Daughter, daughter. Daughter, it’s the first syllable that is stressed. Sleepy, sleepy. It’s the first syllable that is stressed. Unreal, unreal. Unreal, it’s the second syllable that is stressed. Question, question. Question. It’s the first syllable that is stressed. Relax, relax. Relax, it is the second syllable that is stressed. Rely, rely, rely. It is the second syllable that is stressed. Quiet, quiet. Quiet, it’s the first syllable that is stressed. Perfect, perfect. Perfect. It’s again the first syllable that is stressed. Allow, allow. Allow. The second syllable was stressed. Standard, standard. Standard. The first syllable is stressed. Delete, delete. Delete. It’s the second syllable that is stressed.
I’ve done some videos introducing the concept of word stress. That is in English, some syllables are higher in pitch and longer, they are stressed, and other syllables are lower in pitch and much shorter. They are unstressed. Today I’m going to go through series of two syllable words. In each word, one of the syllables is stressed, and one of them is unstressed.I want you to guess which, the first or the second, is the stressed syllable. Then you’ll be given the answer.
E. Compound words (words with two parts)
Here are some more, rather complicated, rules that can help you understand where to put the stress. But do not rely on them too much, because there are many exceptions. It is better to try to “feel” the music of the language and to add the stress naturally.
Interestingly, related words can have different syllable stresses (PHOto, phoTOgrapher, photoGRAPHic) and the stress pattern of homographs change their meaning (see note below). For the moment, what’s important is to understand what we mean by syllable stress and to recognize the different syllable stress patterns in English.
Now that we have reviewed the various sounds of English, we must discuss syllable and word stress or another way to put it, the rhythm of English. It is important to keep in mind that English is a time-stressed language. As opposed to Spanish, which is a syllable-timed language in which an equal amount of time is given to each syllable, English adjusts the timing of stressed and unstressed syllables and words. In English, some syllables are longer and some shorter. By stressing certain syllables and words, we can better understand the meaning of the word or sentence. Understanding time stress and intonation in English will help the learner both better understand English and be better understood.
In 2-syllable verbs, the second syllable is normally stressed, but there are many exceptions to the rule.
In long words, there can be 1 primary stress and 1 secondary stress. It is important to remember that 1 vowel forms 1 syllable; the numbers of consonants do not count.
“sing” is 1 syllable; 1 vowel and 2 consonants (s-i-ng)
“sting” is 1 syllable; 1 vowel and 3 consonants (s-t-i-ng)
“string” is 1 syllable; 1 vowel and 4 consonants (s-t-r-i-ng)
“hamstring” is now 2 syllables; 2 vowels and 6 consonants
“hamstring” can only have 1 stressed syllabe (HAMstring)
- ade: lemoNADE, cruSADE, arCADE
- ee: aGREE, jamborEE, guaranTEE
- eer: sightSEER, puppeTEER
- ese: SiamESE, JapanESE, chEESE
- ette: cassETTE, CorvETTE, towelETTE
- que: unIQUE, physIQUE
- oon: baLOON, afterNOON, carTOON
A compound adjective is an adjective made of at least two words.