Greek Language/Syllable Separation

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Words in Greek aren't separated letter by letter (like in English), but sound by sound.

The following rules apply:

1. A consonant between two vowels is separated with the second vowel:
ex. ή-χος
2a. Two consonants between two vowels are separated with the second vowel, when it starts from these consonants a greek word:
ex. α-φθο-νία (φθορά)
2b. Differently, they are separated and the first consonant goes to the last vowel, the second goes to the following:
ex. σύν-νε-φο
3a. Three or more consonants between two vowels are separated into syllables with the following vowel, when a greek word starts at least from the two first consonants from these.
ex. επι-στρο-φή (στροφή)
3b. Differently, they are separated and the first consonant goes to the last vowel, the other with the following:
ex. εκ-θρο-νί-ζω
4. The two-figure μπ, ντ, γκ aren't separated at spelling:
ex. μπα-μπάς
5.The compound words follow at their spelling the same rules: ex.υ-πό-θε-ση 6.The two-figure vowels, the diphthongs, the excessive diphthongs and the combinations αυ and ευ at the spelling are counted like a vowel: ex.οι-κο-γέ-νεια