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is there phonics symbols to define the silent letters?
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i found the s silent letter such as island isle islet aisle ,can get some more similar words
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in how many places the letter h to be silent with some examples
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what are the morphophonemic changes?
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(1) How many English words begin with s but are pronounced as an sh? I know of three -- sure, sugar, and the name Sean. Are there any others? (2) Where, why, and when did the letter c take on an s sound? The letter is derived from the Greek gamma, which phonetically (voiced hard g (as in Phoenician or Hebrew)or voiceless k)) is nowhere close to an s sound
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1. describe the morphophonemic change of the prefix (ber-) in Indonesia, when it is combined with universal word ? 2. describe the morphophonemic change of the indonesian (me-) when it is combined with various word?
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1.How to improve listening ability? 2.What kind of English reading books are useful to read for college students? 3.What should we prepare for the interview or when we feel nervous,how could we adjust? 4.If we want to go abroad,what examination we must pass and now what should be prepared? 5.We are English Major students,and we want to know,as an English learner what kind of jobs are suitable for us?
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a word in the English language that contains all the vowels and has 14 letters? Thank you!
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according to previous answers that 6200 words are contain silent letters ,in which sites or who i get it now ?plz do me fer vour
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any words with a silent r
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Are there any other words that ends in "gh" that sound as "f" except for cough, laugh, trough, sough, tough, enough and slough?
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assimilation
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B"H Particulary interested in the 'oo' prior to nasals, but also before 'l,' 'k,' and 'r.' Please help understand the linguistic ramifications of the differences, rules, phonological considerations, etc. I am writing a term paper for Professor Tubin in Beersheba.
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big list of silent a a..a words
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can i have 100 words of silent [i] letters ?
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Can i know about halliday and hasan's cohesion in english?
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can i know when s letter is going to unpronounce give me a pieces of tip?
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Can I please have a list of all words that contain "tch".
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can u tell me ck cluster which letter is unvoicecd either c or k ?
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Can you me other examples of words with final consonant ph which sounded as f?
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Change the first vowel in boat to make a new word
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change the first vowel in each word to another vowel.write the the new word.boat,oar,cone,nip,sod,hop,wide,tame,red,ran,bake,map.
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could you give me some example of the morphophonemic change?
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dear d.w Cummings, can you tell me the 3 words in the english language that start with dw?
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Dear Mr. Cummings, I am confused about words like lemon that have a v/cv pattern. I understand that these words are derived from the French. I am reading your handout that explains that the reason for this is that words in French had stress on the 2nd vowel. However, my fluent French friends and some info I researched says that the French do not stress syllables unlike in English. Thank you for your time. Heather
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definition of change of syllabic vowel or dipthong
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Do you know why ow words such as town, growl, crowd, that have the /ou/ sound can only be followed by an l, b, or d? Is this an Anglo-Saxon convention?
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Does a syllable with a short vowel should be close? According to Merriam-Webster, not necessarily: damage, never: da-mij, ne-vər According to American Heritage (also Cambridge), yes: dӑm-ĭj, nĕv-ər How should I decide?
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Dr. Cummins - Note from my son's teacher on syllable split of the word "divide". Any help? According to the syllable division rules of the English language, the word "divide" would be separated as follows dĭv-īde (1st syllable is closed) because the first vowel is a short sound, therefore the vowel must be followed by a consonant. If it were separated dī-vīde, the vowel “i” would be in an “open syllable”, which would make the vowel long. We don’t pronounce the word (die-vide).
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English words that begin with "dw"
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example of words ends in gh but sounds f
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explain morphophonemic changes in english
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give me some examples of silent p at the end of words such as reciept
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give me some words which in "w" work as vowels?
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Give students a hint when to use ph and when to use f in words with ef sound. Please reply Thank you
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Glossary of silent letters. Part one.
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Glossary of silent letters. Part two.
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Has English ever committed a Capital crime in raping other languages of vocabulary?
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Hello Dr. Cummings, I'm wondering if you could give me any sort of rhyme or reason to the various r controlled spellings? Are there reasons to when /er/, /ir/, and /ur/ are utilized. How about /or/ or /ar/ is the /er/ sound? So confusing for young (all) spellers!
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Hey, DW, very cool website and way too sophisticated for my weenie grammar skills, but I do have a question. Is there a list somewhere of nouns and verbs which are spelled the same but the accent shifts to distinguish: like object and object, or decline and decline? Are there other parts of speech that do this? Joe Powell
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Hi DW. What English word uses only one vowel but uses it five times in the word? Thanks
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Hi, I wish to know how to make a WH-Qestion for ordinal numbers. He is the first president of the country. He works on the second floor. He placed third in the race. Thanks
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how cani recongise silent letter easily?
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how i can learn silent letters ?
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How many sentence start with "f" and end with "k"? Plz show
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how to pronounce the word abandon?the crucialisit cureeshalor curecal
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how to pronounce the word absorption /whether p voice or not ?
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how to remember difficult or long english words
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i am dealing with the c.p.u. what does EACTT atands for?
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I am reading web articles on the "gh" digraph but none so far that answers my interrogation: how is is pronounced in proper names such as Callaghan, Maugham, Vaughan, McLaughlin?... Thank you for your help.
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i found the {th}silent in isthmus ,asthma .clothes can i get some more words ?
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I have been informed that a word ending in "x" cannot be in the possesive form. For instance, our company name is ARDEX and was told that an "s" cannot be placed on the end merely an '. "ARDEX's policy" sounds ok to me. What kinda' ammo can you give me?
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I have read in a book on English Usage by professor T Wood, that "Somehow" is a sentence adverb and should not be used to modify any particular word in a sentence and that it should be used to modify the whole of the sentence that it follows. But apparently this rule doesn’t hold as much water as it used to. Which one of the following do you prefer? But somehow,”nakedness” is barer or starker than “nudeness.” OR But “nakedness” is somehow starker than “nudeness”. Thank you. Regards, Arash.
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i need the letter m silent words
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i need the letter o silent nearly more related words
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I need to know all the words that have a f, ph, gh for the sound /f/
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I really want to know as at what point the letter "H" is silent or pronounced at the begining of a particular word.i'll be very happy if i can be free from this longtime shackles of confusion.
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I want to know the difference for the words with ph and f sounds. My question is how can I say whether it is ph or f in the given spelling.
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I was on a conference call where they used a word that sounded like "sequesation" I have no idea how to spell it but think it has something to do with down-sizing the company. Do you have any idea what it means or how its spelled?
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I'm searching for a poem that discusses singular and plural nouns. It mentions moose and meese. Also, mouse and mmice. Can you lead me to it?
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in how many places the letter h to be silent with some examples
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In the case of an acronym that begins with a consonant (e.g., NRA), how should the sentence read: "John is an NRA member." Or, "John ia a NRA member."
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in which situatons h is silent ?
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is it true ? vowel+tch always t remains silent as in watch , pitch,......
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Is the expression 'grammatical error' grammatically correct? Shouldn't it be 'grammatic error'?
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Is there a reason why some words use a for the long e sound at the end of multi-syllabic words and other words use an pattern (lady vs. cookie). And then how about words with an ending (turkey, hockey).
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is there any rules of silent letters?
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Jesperson categorises the traditional grammar into 3 parts. Will you please show the differences between such divisions and modern ones? Please summarise his contributions to linguistics.
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may i know the huge list of silent letter l ?
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meaning of the word bologna
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morphemic shift in stress what is the meaning
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places of u , v,w, silent letters
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PLACES THE LETTER R IS SILENT IN BRITISH ENGLISH
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plz give me some similar words th silent words like clothes
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plz i wanna b, c, d,f, g, silent letter with examples words
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poems with silent b words
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silent p letters examples
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Spellings of the "sh" sound in English
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SUPPOSE HOSPITAL ,HOSPITALIZE.HOSPITABLE ARE WORDS BUT THE MEANINGS .SUCH WORDS WITH DIFFERENT PARTS OF SPEECH SUCH WORDS IS KNOWN
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Thanks for the -ly ending adjectives. I have a bunch of stress rules which can logically help find out how to place stress on words , butI don't have the complete list nor do I know the source of the material. I am writing a book on stress patterns and I badly need the address of the source. I wonder if you could kindly help me do my project. I greatly appreciate your favor in advance. M. Abdollahi
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the dhole which is silent letter ?
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the letter silent f
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the letter t silent @the end of words ?
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there are 3 words in the English Dictionary that start with dw. what are they?
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to show a person proffesion or occupation teacher :one who teaches is known as teacher i think it comes under noun these nouns are consider.what kind of nouns or words
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Two of our "easiest" words: "to" and "of". Why their spellings?
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using stress pattern show the verb and noun form of the following word.? present- object- transport - refuse - record -
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what are examples of morphophonemic change?
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what are jesperson's views on logic of english language?
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WHAT ARE SEMI VOWELS ?
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what are the contributions of jesperson to yhe linguistics
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what are the points that otto jesperson highlight in his systematic grammar? please attach one article.
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What are the rules for pronouncing (or not) the letter "H" at the beginning of a word such as hotel, honest, hair, heir, herb, and so forth?
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what are the three words that begin with dw?
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what does pretrified mean and what are there antonyms and synonms
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what does vcccv mean?
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what is dissimilation?give example?
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what is morphophonemic change and give examples
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What is morphophonemic writing?
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what is morphophonemic
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What is the definition of morphophonemic writing?
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What is the etymology of that dreaded f- word? I've heard two differemt stories
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what is the exact meaning of morphophonemic changes
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what is the purpose of silent letterin english?
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What is the relative frequency of the vowels teams and diphthongs in English?
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What is the technical name for the third syllable from the end of a word? Penultimate is the second syllable from end.
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what word end in haste
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What words are spelled with "ea" that sound like long a?
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Whatis the present, past and perfect tense of the verb "to wake up"?
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where is posibility of double vowels &double consonants write in the words
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where the letter l is to be silent few examples words
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Why do most phonics programs start with short a? Why not one of the other vowels?
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why the letter k is to be silent which the beginning of the words kn?
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why would a student spell the word have with a f instead of a v
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words of silent letters
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words with "gh" that sounds like "ph"
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Words with a silent protective u after a g when unneeded? I think the u in guest, guess and guerrilla is there to protect the g but how about guard, guarantee, gauge, guitar, guild, guilt, and guide? And again and bargain? Are these 2 sound changes? Also looking for a list of words that counter the g followed by e, i, y rule. And why is rugged and tugged pronounced differently? Also a bit curious as why rugged gets the id sound and mugged, lugged and tugged do not)?
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would like send answers which some letters are silent due to pronuniation
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Yeah, I have a question! What is the root of the words "break ninety" and when are you going to do it? A golfing partner.
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Can I have a list of adjectives ending in -ly? There are some rules for stressing words such as VC#, VCC, VCLe+ W and so on. Can I have some information in detail? Thank you.
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Hi - My student will enter 6th grade. He is spelling on an early 3rd grade level. He now writes simple paragraphs independently. If this child (cognitively bright) uses The Basic Speller program, ought we supplement with daily spelling lists? Also, do you have any studies indicating the overall effectiveness of your basic spelling program? It looks excellent. Thanks!! Julie L.
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How can we help students remember which spelling to use with words like proceed with <ceed>, and precede with <cede>?
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How do I mark a hard or soft c? The paper I have is of a rabbit handing out carrots with not tops. The students are to match the picture on the carrot with the correct carrot top. Half of the tops have c with the short sound, and half marked with the long. I can seem to find this anywhere! My first graders are getting restless! Perhaps this is a really old activity, and no markings are relevant?
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How do we distinguish between its and it's?
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how i can teach the silent letters esp high school students
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I am presently tutoring a Gr. 6 student in spelling skills. She seems to have missed the basics, and truly cannot spell. I would appreciate any ideas, activites and/or resources to help her learn what she has missed. She obviously doesn't want to just turn to a lower grade workbook.
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I have a student that can read but can not spell. He does not seem to know basic phonic relations but can read.This does not make sense and I don't know how to help him gain phonic recognition so he can sound out words. PLease help!
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i need to get some info on the vcv(vowel consonant vowel) rule and the exception to them
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I need to teach my kids to spell the /gh/ and /ph/ sounds correctly. Could you help? Thanks, Sabrina
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Is there a succinct rule for teaching my 3rd grader the usage of gh and ph? I know how to spell words with those diphthongs, but it's intuitive now, rather than by remembering a phonics or spelling rule specifically. Thanks, Kari Atwood
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my uudent write so many spelling mistakes lets suggest how to overcome from this mistakes
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Part 2. I need to teach my kids to spell the /gh/ and /ph/ sounds correctly. Could you help? Thanks, Sabrina
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Reasoning behind Teaching V/CV and VC/V : V/CV for long vowels (l/ver), VC/V for short vowels (sĕv/en). What's the reasoning/purpose behind the differentiation? Why is it necessary to teach sev/en not se/ven? Is correct sounding dependent on previous exposure, and if so, why teach its syllable division apart from assisting spelling. How would knowledge of V/CV and VC/V assist correct sounding of a new VCV word? I am unsure about the reasoning behind/purpose of distinguishing V/CV and VC/V.Tks.
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when @where the letters m,n are silent ?whats the reasons or origins?
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Why is it spelled...?

i AM DOING MY M.A THESIS ON THE REGULARITY OF eNGLISH SPELLING AND DISCUSSING THE FINAL -E RULE, DOUBLING CONSONANT AND THE -IE OR EI WORDS GIVE ME SOME UNIQUE INFORMATIONS THAT BACK MY PIONT OF REGULARITY OF THE SPELLING RULES PLEASE I NEED TO TALK TO U SEND ME UR E-MAIL
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in put and but , the vowel pronunciation is different why?
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when are words spell with C and when with K
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farm pharmacy, photograph, etc. Why and what determines the use of f or ph in the spelling of a word?
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Hello Dr. Cummings, Can you tell me why the word vineyard can be spelled as vineyard or vinyard? Thanks, T. Cummings
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Hello, I am curious as to why the abreviation of the word number is no. Why is it not nu.?
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how do you teach gh
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how do you teach gh
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I am wondering if words using the suffix "ing" should be pronounced with a silent "g"?
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If a goose are geese, why isn't a moose meese?
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In light of the "i before e except after c" spelling rule, why is weird spelled the way it is? Does it have anything to do with "wer" being the root of weird, or does it have to do with the spelling signaling the original source of the word?
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Is golfing a word
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Is it correct to say "I bought an HP computer" or "I bought a HP computer"? Some say <an>, and some say <a>.
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Is there a rule governing the pronunciation of 'sch-' at the beginning of words in English? Words of German or Yiddish origin are pronounced sh (as in should)but not all words of Latin origin are pronounced sk. And what about the word schedule? Although I am a British English speaker I pronounce it 'skedule' (after Latin schedula) and I would dearly love to be able to prove all those who say 'shedule' wrong.
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Is there any reason some words are spelled with a "ch" at the beginning and some "que" at the end of the word to make the /k/ sound?
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Many years ago I wrote a poem, and one of the lines it that poem asks, "Have you ever woke up screaming, those dreams haunt you again and again?" While I don't want to change the line in my poem, I find that I often struggle with the conjugation of the verb "to wake". What would have been the correct way to pose that rhetorical question?
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My question has to do with the spelling as well as pronunciation of two words: 'word' and 'work'. I guess that work comes from OE weorc. After loss of the diphthong, some dialects preferred the sound o and others the sound e. Logically, the present-day english term is pronounced with long relaxed e but has the spelling O. Is it the right explanation? Furthermore, what happens concerning 'word'. Thanks for your attention.
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Ph. D is abbreviation of which word
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We live near Colville, WA (pronounced call-ville)and many of our neighbors pronounce it coal-ville. Since it is a Native American name I have a problem explaining to them when I correct them as to how it should be pronounced. I usually ask them "How do you pronounce Collie? It also has an e at the end." as they usually give that as a reason. Can you give me some better ammunition to hit these people with? Thanks :)
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What do the AM and FM mean in radio?
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What is the <gh> doing in words like fright, weight, and high?
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What is the history of the silent 'k' as in the word 'knight'? Was the k sound ever pronounced? Were other words spelled w/it and the letter 'k' eventually dropped?
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What is the origin of the /k/ sound spelled "CH?" Is there a rule to know when to use ch for the k sound?
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where the letter r is to be silent give me some words ?
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Why are there <w>'s in words like who, whom, whose, whole, and wholly?
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Why are there two <u>'s in vacuum?
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why do u spell pharmacy with a ph instead of a f
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Why does sane have long [a], while sanity has short [a]?
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Why does a singular noun like knife have the plural knives rather than knifes?
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Why does the vowel digraph <ea> sometimes spell [a] as in break, sometimes [e] as in breach, sometimes [e] as in bread?
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Why is [ch] spelled <ch> at the end of such but <tch> at the end of stitch?
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Why is rhythm spelled the way it is, and why does it have two syllables but only one vowel letter?
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Why is colonel spelled with an <l> but pronounced with an [r]?
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Why is love spelled as if it were pronounced [lov]?
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Why is bologna not pronounced how it sounds?
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why is asthma spelled that way and not just 'asma'???
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Why is the final syllable of missle and hassle spelled -sle while the final syllable of castle is spelled -stle?
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Why is the word read spelled the same but pronounced differently for both the present and past tense of the action of reading a book?
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Why is there a <b> at the end of words like bomb, lamb, and tomb?
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Why is there a <p> in psychology?
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Why is there an <h> in spaghetti?
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Why is there an <l> but no [l] in talk?
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Why isn't doubt spelled <dout>?
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