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Old 12-09-2019, 05:44 PM   #1
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How many syllables

The word "triplicate" has three syllables; that is right with the world. And the word "quadruplicate" has four. Again, this is correct. But the word "duplicate" has THREE syllables. And that is wrong.

The word "double" has two syllables, but the word "triple" also has two, and "quadruple" has three, again very wrong.

All the digits have one syllable, except for "seven", which is absolutely wrong. All the "teen" numbers have two syllables, except "seventeen", due to "seven", which makes "seven" an even bigger mistake.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:06 PM   #2
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Uno, English is weird.

Dos, it's interesting how language frames our perception.
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Old 12-09-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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ten eleven twelve is 1 - 3 - 1.

Ask Dr. Math for more!
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:26 PM   #4
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'World Wide Web' has three. Its abbreviation - the short way of saying it - has nine.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:26 PM   #5
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Letters not syllables, I know, but “fork” has 4 letters and it is placed on the “left,” which also has 4 letters. “Knife” and “spoon” each have 5 letters and they are placed on the “right,” which also has 5 letters. This is good and just.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:44 PM   #6
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'World Wide Web' has three. Its abbreviation - the short way of saying it - has nine.
That's an abomination; and also: "information superhighway", at eight syllables, was ridiculous. It was replaced with the three-letter, one-syllable, "net".
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:16 PM   #7
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two words about finding long and unusual words sexy have sixy syllables:

sesquipedalian
logodaedalian
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:17 PM   #8
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little has more syllables than big :/
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:40 PM   #9
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Multisyllabic has five syllables which matches; but, so does monosyllabic which clashes.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:46 PM   #10
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egg has one. sperm has one. baby has two.

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condom also has two.
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