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There is an interesting guide I found on Spanishdict.com. I'll try to sum up the content here for easy reference: Diphthongs are considered as a single syllable. They are formed by joining a closed vowel (i, u) with an open vowel (a, e, o). «The possible combinations are ai, ei, oi, au, eu, ou, ia, ie, io, ua, ue, uo, iu and ui.»; the h makes no ...


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There is an orthographic rule: a, e, o are strong vowels, i, u are weak vowels. y is like i. There can be only one strong vowel in a syllable, they never combine into a diphthong. ca-os, le-ón, le-er When a strong and a weak vowel are next to each other (or separated by h) they form a diphthong. Eu-ro-pa, hia-to, rei-na There are cases when a strong vowel ...


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Once I posted an answer about calculating syllables in Spanish, the question was "Rules applied to the separation of syllables". A guide stated that: A diphthong is a single syllables having two vowels. It must be an unstressed closed vowel (i, u) and an open vowel (a, e, o), or two closed vowels. The possible combinations are ai, ei, oi, au, eu, ou, ...



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