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The four column of the results table, figure 6, shows some information about the syllabification process. This information is shown as mnemonic Icons, displaying a text when the mouse pointer passes over them. There are four different icons which are explained at table.

Icono Descripción
-mente

Any adverb ending with "-mente" has two stressed syllables, so when an adverb or an unknown word ending with "-mente" is syllabified, the following text is displayed:

"Adverbs ending in -mente are pronounced with two stressed syllable: the adjective corresponding to that derived for the item and the compositional -mente. (Ortografía de la Lengua Española [RAE 1999], Diccionario Panhispánico de dudas [RAE 2005])."

Pref-

When a Word could be syllabified on different ways depending on prefixes, the following text is displayed:

"Prefixes may vary the syllabification of a word depending on their prominence. Prefixes tends to be separated from another syllables. (Nueva Gramática de la Lengua Española [RAE 2009])"

tl / t-l

When a word contains the sequence "tl", it can be syllabified on different ways, depending on geographical area; so the following text is displayed:

"The sequence of consonants tl tends to pronuounce on different syllables in most of mianland Spain and Puerto Rico, in the rest of Latin America, the Canary Islands and in some areas of Spanish mainland, both consonants are pronounced in the same syllable. (Ortografía de la Lengua Española [RAE 1999], Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas [RAE 2005])"

áéíóú

When a word have a bad-positioned graphic accent, one of the three following texts is displayed:

"A word can only have one accent mark"

"A paroxytone word must have accent mark only when no ending by n, s, or vowel"

"A oxytone word must have accent mark only when ending by n, s, or vowel"