Open and closed syllables
Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:26 pm
What does open and closed syllables mean?
The Rule of the Open and Closed Stressed Syllable
Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:49 pm
Here is the Rule of the Open vs. Closed Stressed Syllable for you.
The Open Syllable is the one that ends in a vowel. This syllable, according to the rule, must be read as in the English alphabet. (But please remember that there are loads exceptions to this rule!)
Cake, wake, take, famous, label, shame, radio, favour, safe, ...
Bone, tone, phone, home, focus, Dover, Rome, rove, abode, ...
Leaf, seed, fee, mere, compete, delete, deer, ...
i (y) /ai/
Die, dye, fine, rhyme, miner, quite, psyche, like, desire, admire, pride, etc.
The Closed Syllable is the one that ends in a consonant. The Closed Stressed Syllables have a special reading.
a (I cannot show the phonetic symbol here)
Fat, cat, lack, barrier, nagging, badminton, lap, ...
o /short "o" sound/
Hot, pot, lock, rock, rotten, possible, doctor, wash, ...
Set, letter, deck, intelligent, egg, sell, petty, ...
i (y) /i/
Fish, quick, tick, sick, rid, bitter, mint, twist, lip, limbs, ...
Okay, I hope this somewhat helps.