Bolycheva E.M., Nikolenkova N.V. Rules of Hyphenation in Russian: Diachrony and Synchron
The article discusses Russian hyphenation patterns today and throughout history of the language. It is claimed that hyphenation rules have been formed not on the basis of the word’s syllable division, but in connection with its morpheme division and graphic principles. It is also shown that the word’s hyphenation is deemed “correct” largely due to the ways of how people have been taught to read and write.
history and theory of orthography, principles of orthography, hyphenation, syllable