I am new to this forum. I am trying to go through the first chapter of the grammar section of this website, which explains Dutch syllables.
I am trying to practice breaking up Dutch words into syllables, and double checking my answers on Woordenlijst Nederlanse Taal.
My question is, when do you know when to keep a single vowel as a single syllable?
For example: why is the word "emotie" broken up into "emo-tie" and NOT "e-mo-tie"?
And why is the word "ovationeel" broken up as "ova-ti-o-neel", but not "o-va-ti-o-neel"?