Syllabication (Sillabazione)

 
 
Italian words are divided into syllables as follows:
 
  A single consonant goes with the following vowel.   ca-sa house
  po-si-ti-vo positive
  Double consonants are divided.   bab-bo dad
  ros-so red
  bel-lo beautiful
  at-to act
  Two consonants, the first of which is l, m, n, or r, are divided.   al-ber-go hotel
  con-ten-to contented
  am-pio ample
  for-tu-na fortune
  Otherwise, a combination of two consonants belongs to the following syllable.   ba-sta enough
  fi-glio son
  pa-dre father
  ba-gno bath
  so-pra above
  sa-cro sacred
 

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