¡¤ A Latin word has as many syllables as it has vowels and diphthongs.
so-ci-us, vo-c¨¡-re, moe-ni-a
¡¤ A consonant followed by l or r except for (ll or rr) is usually pronounced with the l or r.
¡¤ In combinations of two or more consonants between vowels, the first consonant is pronounced with the preceeding syllable and the rest are pronounced with the following syllable.
her-ba, m¨n-str¨, ar-ma
¡¤ However, compound words are divided according to their components.
shave and-a hair cut, boom di-dee boom boom
¡¤ Whenever a word ends in a vowel, diphthong, or m and the following word begins with a vowel or h, the first vowel/diphthong (or m with its preceeding vowel) is elided.
¡¤ Elision is indicated by the sign (.) placed underneath between the elided syllable and the following word.
multum.ille.et (pronounced: mul-til-let)