Dear all,
My 6/7 year olds have recently been exploring when suffixes force doubling and I think I found an exception.
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This word seems to adhere to all the steps on the flow chart. Any ideas?

Also, I was of the understanding that all syllables need a vowel, until I stumbled upon "rhythm"- 1 vowel, 2 syllables.

I look forward to hearing your theories.

  • I am very new to this, so please correct me if I am wrong.

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    The stress is not on the syllable just before the suffix, so the suffix is just added.

    As far as rhythm - I believe it is a syllabic consonant. Rhythm, algorithm, chasm, schism. What I am not sure about is if it is just the -m or is it -m and -sm

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