DI taught even 4-year-olds to understand sounds, syllables, and rhyming.
Its origins and etymology are veiled in mystery: cha is Chinese for “tea,” but debates rage over those first two syllables.
Its opening line has nine syllables, its closing line has 13, and a landay ends with one of two sounds: “–ma” or “–na.”
Or is the line just a collection of nonsensical sounds and syllables?
For all the syllables crammed into its 79 minutes, very little is actually said on the Marshall Mathers LP 2.
Whereas in an English Line, there is hardly ever more than two syllables in a foot.
And all of a sudden the mystery of the syllables was revealed to him, and he began to read.
What word of one syllable, if you take two letters from it, remains a word of two syllables?
The Celtic or Druidical interpretation of these syllables is, "Welcome the day."
The words came distinctly enunciated, cold and hard, a little pause separating the two syllables so that each cut like a stab.
late 14c., from Anglo-French sillable, Old French sillabe, from Latin syllaba, from Greek syllabe "a syllable, several sounds or letters taken together," literally "a taking together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + stem of lambanein "to take" (see analemma). The extra -l- was added by analogy with participle and principle.