data_syllables_en: Syllable counts of English words

Description Usage Format Note Source


A named integer vector of syllable counts for English words. Based on a pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 134,000 words and their pronunciations, from the Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary.




An object of class integer of length 125698.


data_syllables_en is a data object consisting of a named numeric vector of syllable counts for the words used as names. This is the default object used to count English syllables. For words with multiple pronunciation variants, we use the first entry.

This object that can be accessed directly, but we strongly encourage you to access it only through the nsyllable() wrapper function.


Version 0.7b of the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary. See

quanteda/nsyllable documentation built on Dec. 31, 2020, 2:11 a.m.