. To find the number of syllables:Count the number of vowels (a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y) Subtract any silent vowels (vowel, consonant, -e) Subtract one vowel from every diphthong.(when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking)Divide between two double consonants. Never split between digraphs.Usually divide before a single middle consonant.Divide before the consonant before -le syllable.Divide off any compound words, prefixes, suffixes and root which have vowel sounds.
ALL syllables have a vowel