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SYLLABICATION OF FILIPINO WORDS
A syllable is one unit of sound that forms the whole or part of a word. In Filipino, a syllable is called pantig and the syllabication of a word is called pagpapantig. When syllabicating words, syllables are separated by a middle dot called the interpunct (•) which is also called the interpoint, middot, or centered dot.
A syllable may be comprised of one vowel alone but a consonant needs a vowel to make a syllable. Syllables with two or more letters can have only one vowel. However, a syllable can have one or more consonants. The Filipino word for vowel is patinig (symbol: P) and the word for consonant is katinig (symbol: K).
This post is dedicated to Helen who requested worksheets on the syllabication of Filipino words (pagpapantig) for Grade 1 students. You may download, save, print, photocopy, and distribute these worksheets to your children or students. Please do not copy any part of any of the worksheets posted in this blog or distribute them for profit. The clipart for the words bundok, sanggol, gusali, plantsa, and plaslayt were obtained from openclipart.org. All the other illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. The two worksheets below ask the student to write the missing syllable to complete the word for the illustration shown. Similar worksheets for preschool or first grade students may be found here. 1. Isulat ang Pantig_4 2. Isulat ang Pantig_5 The two worksheets below ask the student to identify the type of the underlined syllable (P, KP, PK, KPK, KKP, KPKK, or KKPK) where P stands for patinig (vowel) and K stands for…