Syllable Separator

How many syllables are in your word?

And why would you EVER need to syllabicate,
hyphenate, syllabify, syllabise or syllabize words?

There may be a time when you'd like to form or divide a word or group of words into syllables and count the number of syllables in a word or text. Maybe you need help doing syllables for English homework. Maybe there's some other reason I can't think of at the moment.

How many syllables do you need to separate? Are you trying to figure out pronunciation, or find rhyming words for a poem or song? Maybe you want to know how many divisions are in a word. Well, you've come to the right place! Written separation in English orthography is often delineated by a hyphen. When using the International Phonetic Alphabet a period is sometimes used. In the future, this tool will let you use an interpunct, as a hyphenation point.

What else can this syllabication tool do?

Right now this tool only works in English, but more languages are coming! There might be regional variations in English, depending on the pronunication of the words. Also if you need to count the number of syllables in a word - that's coming up too!

What is a Syllable

A syllable is a vowel sound (A, E, I, O, U) that is heard when speaking the letters A, E, I, O, U, or Y. We count syllables by counting the number of times a vowel sound is heard in a word.

A syllable is simply a unit of organization for sequential sounds made when we speak. It's usually comprised of a syllable nucleus (such as a vowel) with optional initial and final margins (consonants). Syllables are considered the "building blocks" of words. They can influence the rhythm of a language, its prosody, its poetic metre and its stress patterns. Speech can usually be divided up into a whole number of syllables: for example, the word ignite is made of two syllables: ig and nite.