Dividing and Accenting Words - II. Words with Two Syllables; Consonant pairs
Trying hard to divide a new word,
Keep in mind what you've already heard,
With Consonants, be mean!
Divide before or between
And most of your fears will be cured.
The accent on words with two syllables ALWAYS falls on the first syllable, which is also the next to last (penultimate) syllable.
Choose the correct division and accent (ALL CAPS) for the following words into two syllables, between two consonants, UNLESS you have -br-, -tr-, -cl-, -cr-, -ph-, -qu-, etc., (they naturally stay together). Then you divide between the vowel and the pair.