It's logical to consider the word "vampire" a word which is two syllables long.
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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.
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.
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.
when there kindergarden teacher played
the clap game to find how many syllaballs
now voters... clap out vampire before u vote.
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Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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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.
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