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How many syllables in James?

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NickNacks · 18/03/2011 17:05

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!

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nigglewiggle · 18/03/2011 17:07


MaryMotherOfCheeses · 18/03/2011 17:07


TheCowardlyLion · 18/03/2011 17:07


NickNacks · 18/03/2011 17:08

WOW you're good and fast! Thank you!

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BarbaraBar · 18/03/2011 17:09

One clap so one syllable according to ds2

nickelbabysnatcher · 18/03/2011 17:09


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

MaryMotherOfCheeses · 18/03/2011 17:09
nickelbabysnatcher · 18/03/2011 17:10

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

NickNacks · 18/03/2011 17:12

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!

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LindyHemming · 20/03/2011 20:18

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Panzee · 20/03/2011 20:19

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 · 22/10/2015 12:05

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.

WMittens · 22/10/2015 23:09

Holy thread resurrection!

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

ohmymimi · 18/11/2015 09:52

Made me think of this.Grin

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