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MeinFrankenmind
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saraschwartz
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It's logical to consider the word "vampire" a word which is two syllables long.

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MeinFrankenmind
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/25/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MeinFrankenmind

Pro

Just want to try and end the age old debate. First round is for acceptance.
saraschwartz

Con

vampire has 3 syllables vAmpIrE there a 3 vowels which gives it 3 syllables.
Debate Round No. 1
MeinFrankenmind

Pro

There is another word in the English language, pyre, which is a word that is one syllable long. It is phonetically the same as -pire in the word vampire.




http://dictionary.reference.com...
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com...
saraschwartz

Con

but vampire has 3 vowels
Debate Round No. 2
MeinFrankenmind

Pro

The number of syllables in a word is based on phonics, how words are represented aurally. The -e at the end of vampire is silent so it is not given a syllable.
saraschwartz

Con

but 3 claps. like u know what we did in kindergarden where we would clap out words to see how many syllables there was. well vampire is vam-pi-re which makes it 3 syllables. it doesn't matter what is silent.
Debate Round No. 3
MeinFrankenmind

Pro

That is inarguably true, however, it was my aim to show that it is reasonable to say that vampire has two syllables in it. I believe I have done so plainly and succinctly so I will leave it, now, in the hands of our voters.

Thank you for the discussion.
saraschwartz

Con

thank u and u have very big words that are hard to compete with.. but ill i say is that voters should know

when there kindergarden teacher played

the clap game to find how many syllaballs

now voters... clap out vampire before u vote.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 3 years ago
Zarroette
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Reasons for voting decision: I would like to have known what exactly was meant by 'consider'. Hold in thought without serious problem? Consider correct? Anyway, the comparison argument, in round 2, was great from Pro. Con responded by arguing that there are 3 vowels, to which Pro responded that syllables has to do with phonics. Then Con asked everyone to clap it out, and 'vampire' does indeed require 3 claps. Ergh. Vam-pyre is two, but vam-pi-re requires three claps. I know Con's arguments seems basic, but they do have their appeals. Pro's S&G was noticeably better, so I'll give those points. I might come back to re-vote if I get the chance.