Syllabication is the division of words based on their syllables. Each syllable is a small part of the word that has a beat to it when you say it. For example, the word "maintain" has two syllables. Syllabication requires someone to divide the word into the syllables. Main is the first syllable and tain is the last syllable in the word. Another example is "discovery." Dis is the first syllable, cov is the second syllable, er is the third syllable and y is the last syllable. So, discovery has four syllables to the word. Each word that has more than one syllable has a special emphasis on one of the syllables. This means that the syllable is read with more force than the other syllables.