level of challenge = 3/10
- Define a function named count that takes a single parameter.
- The parameter is a string.
- The string will contain a single word divided into syllables by hyphens,
Such as these:
Your function should count the number of syllables and return it.
For example, the call count("ho-tel") should return 2.
The trick is to realize that the number of syllables is the number of times the - symbol appears, plus one.
You'll have to count hyphens, then. Use a loop to iterate over each letter, or use the .count() method.
# My solution def count(word): new_word = word count_syllables = new_word.split('-') return len(count_syllables) print(count("ho-tel"))
# Another solution def count(word): syllables = 1 for letter in word: if letter == "-": syllables = syllables + 1 return syllables # using the count method def count(word): return word.count("-") + 1 # using split def count(word): return len(word.split("-"))
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