What was that word?

Let's break ?? (the word for tree) up into its parts, taking it out of the square syllable boxes so we can figure out how it's pronounced:

n
n
a
a
mm
nu

This word is pronounced na-mu Play Sound.

Pretty easy, isn't it? It's a simple application of the rules for syllables:

  1. A syllable begins with a consonant.
  2. A syllable has at least one consonant and one vowel.
  3. Each syllable gets written in a square box.

On the next page are the rules for writing syllables into a square box.

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