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Someone who does not accept the Catholic belief that the bread and wine are actually transformed into the body and blood of Christ is called an an/ti/tran/sub/stan/ti/a/tion/a/list. The slashes mark the syllables.
(Re the dis...and antidis...words above, one has 11 syllables and the other 9...at least they do the way I pronounce them. I suppose it depends on how one pronounces the 'ian' bit towards the end, whether as 'yan' or as in the name 'I/an'.)
The inverted comma behind the z shows that priz is the accented syllable. Prizm has no inverted comma. Chambers thinks that prison has two syllables and prism has one. It does give chasm two syllables, using a schwa, but it also gives -ism and �asm (under -ism) only one.