Is “Fireman” Two or Three Syllables?

  • Fireman is two syllables.
  • Why is fireman 2 syllables?
    • A syllable is the sound of a vowel that is created when pronouncing an A, E, I, O, U, or Y.
      • read the full definition of a syllable: here
    • Fireman divided into syllables: fire-man
      • The "e" is silent.
    • Fireman pronounced: fire-mun
    • The two vowel sounds are:
      • I sound that comes from "fire"
      • U sound that comes from "mun"

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