Spelling and pronunciation..I need classical examples of English spelling (which we can pronounce it in different ways) i found just 1!knowing the correct pronunciation can be problematic, for...

Spelling and pronunciation..I need classical examples of English spelling (which we can pronounce it in different ways) i found just 1!

knowing the correct pronunciation can be problematic, for there are too many letters can be pronounced in different ways. One of the classical example of English spelling is OUGH, which can be variously pronounced as [aw], [af], [ef], [ow], or [uw] as in the words bough, cough, dough, through, and although

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Spelling is pretty standard now. The creation of dictionaries have made this possible. One difference that I can think of now is the use of the possessive "s." For example you can say, "James' pen" or "James's pen." They are both correct, but the spelling is different.

Pronunciation will differ from place to place and it can be pretty dramatic. However, on account of context, one will be able to determine what is being said. Let me give you an example. If someone says "djeet." It might meet nothing, but if a friend says this to another friend at a college cafe, then the meaning is pretty clear. Djeet = did you eat. In the same way, pronunciation will change from place to place.

epollock | Student

lul15,

I am not quite sure of what you mean by "classical" spellings to highlight English pronunciation irregularities, but if you consider OUGH to be one of them, I will give you a few other examples:

OR, ORPS, ORD; corpse, corps, horse, worse, lord, word

EAR; hear, heart, heard

OVEN; woven, oven

OE; shoe, poem, toe

AUGHTER; daughter, laughter

AR, LAR; scholar, vicar, cigar, solar

ONE, gone, none, tone, done, lone

OUL; ghoul, foul, soul

I wish you good luck on your classical endeavors.

 

lul15 | Student

dear teacher, i meant about how can we use this sounds to pronounciate it in diffrent ways.. by using a diffrenet words.. like what i gave u the example of using OUGH as (aw,af,ef.... in the diffrenet words..can you help me now plz..with sounds that we pronounce it in diffrent ways in diffrent words...