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How many syllables in James?

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NickNacks Fri 18-Mar-11 17:05:41

Sorry if this is blindingly obvious or I am in the wrong place for this Q but doing DS's homework and he needs to know this.

I'm not sure because I'm thick because I can make it one or two.

Many thanks!

nigglewiggle Fri 18-Mar-11 17:07:14

One

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 18-Mar-11 17:07:21

One.

TheCowardlyLion Fri 18-Mar-11 17:07:21

one

NickNacks Fri 18-Mar-11 17:08:35

WOW you're good and fast! Thank you!

BarbaraBar Fri 18-Mar-11 17:09:40

One clap so one syllable according to ds2

nickelbabysnatcher Fri 18-Mar-11 17:09:50

one.
"jaymz"

you could try 2 - "jam-es" but that's only a silly!
grin
(we had a friend called Jamesand we pronounced it Jam-es)

MaryMotherOfCheeses Fri 18-Mar-11 17:09:52

grin

nickelbabysnatcher Fri 18-Mar-11 17:10:23

or at a push "jay-ems"
but noone would exaggerate it like that.

NickNacks Fri 18-Mar-11 17:12:50

The clap as you say it thing is a good one to remember actually.

If I say it slowly, I end up with Jame-sah, but you're right that's silly!

Euphemia Sun 20-Mar-11 20:18:07

A syllable roughly equates to one puff of air from the lungs. Very roughly speaking. I know people who have written entire PhD theses on the topic. confused

Panzee Sun 20-Mar-11 20:19:53

Really Euphemia? That actually sounds like something I would be interesting in reading shock. My grammar nerdishness seems to have grown as I've aged...

MrTom Thu 22-Oct-15 12:05:35

A syllable is the sound of a vowel (A, E, I, O, U) that is created when pronouncing the letters A, E, I, O, U, or Y.

That makes James one syllable.

www.howmanysyllables.com/words/james

WMittens Thu 22-Oct-15 23:09:31

Holy thread resurrection!

Anyway, I'm surprised no one recognised a diphthong.

ohmymimi Wed 18-Nov-15 09:52:42

Made me think of this.grin
m.youtube.com/watch?v=huSP7PtctC4

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