I am Italian and I need to split English words into syllables for suprasegmental phonetic analysis. I'm noticing that the Longman Online Dictionary http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/ gives different syllabification according to whether a word is a noun or verb/adjective. For example:
study (verb): study (one syllable)
study (noun): stud - y
open (adj): o-pen
open (verb): open (one syllable)
Is there a specific reason for that and hopefully a specific rule to follow?