I often use dictionary.cambridge.org for checking the pronunciation and many times I found they used a dot between a consonant and a vowel (ex, limit "
/ˈlɪm.ɪt/", or lemon
Other dictionaries do not use a dot like that.
I think it means that that consonant is shared between its preceding and following vowel.
So, we have to pronounce "
/ˈlɪm-mɪt/" and not "
/ˈlɪ-mɪt/". That means we say "
/ˈlɪm/" when the upper lip and lower lip touch to each other (1st half of M sound) & then the upper lip and lower lip will release to make "
/mɪt/" (2nd half of M sound).
so, Why do they have a dot between a consonant and a vowel (ex "
/ˈlɪm.ɪt/") in dictionary.cambridge.org?