How to hyphenate phosphorylation?
Dr Engelbert Buxbaum
engelbert_buxbaum at hotmail.com
Mon May 8 03:13:28 EST 2006
Wolfgang Schechinger wrote:
> Any hints, reasons, rules?
There are reay only two possible sources for rules, phonetics and
In your case phos-phory-la-tion
Phos-phor is derived from the words for "light" and "carrier" (because
white phosphorus glows in the dark). -tion is a common sylable in
English, indicating a gerundium (substantive generated from a verb). So
the only question is wether to hyphenate before or after the "y". Here
I'd resort to pronounciation and hyphenate after the y, but only if I
can't use the other places.
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