What words are spelled differently than they sound?

One word may be spelled one way while the word that rhymes with it is spelled differently.

Other homophones include:
  • paws/pause.
  • allowed/aloud.
  • alter/altar.
  • petal/pedal.
  • bazaar/bizarre.
  • hair/hare.
  • hoard/horde.

Why are some words not pronounced the way they are spelled?

Why? Well, that’s because English writing is full of silent letters. That means that while the letter appears in the word, it isn’t pronounced when spoken aloud. Words may also sound different than they look because the pronunciation is borrowed from another language.

What are the 10 most annoying mispronounced words?

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  • Pacifically instead of specifically – 35%
  • Probly instead of probably – 28%
  • Expresso instead of espresso – 26%
  • Specially instead of especially – 25%
  • Artick instead of arctic – 19%
  • Nu-cu-lar instead of nuclear – 19%

Is the L silent in Almond?

More recent standard dictionaries say we can now properly pronounce “almond” either with or without the “l” sound.

Why is Wednesday spelled like that?

As it turns out, Wednesday actually has Germanic linguistic origins. It is derived from the Old English word, Wōdnesdæg, which honors the Germanic god Wodan.

Is it pronounced GIF or Jif?

It’s pronounced JIF, not GIF.” Just like the peanut butter. “The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite told The New York Times. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.

What word is always pronounced wrong?

The answer to the riddle is Wrong. Wrong is a five-letter word. Wrong is pronounced as Wrong. To answer the riddle, wrong is a five-letter word, no matter how you pronounce it, is always pronounced wrong.

Which word is always pronounced incorrectly?

The answer for “What 11-letter English word is always pronounced incorrectly?” Riddle is “incorrectly”. The word incorrectly has 11 letters and that word is always pronounced incorrectly. Riddles are fun and more beneficial. You will imagine more than one way to solve this kind of riddle.

Is the H in Humble silent?

However, in today’s word the H appears in an accented syllable, so it should be pronounced. Still, if you are from the US South, you may pronounce today’s word umble.

What word is always pronounced wrong by all students and teachers?

Answer: The word itself!!!!

How do you say salmon?

Is the T in exactly silent?

When we have the word ‘exact’, we will make a True T because it’s part of an ending consonant cluster. Exact, tt, tt. But when we add the -ly ending, it now comes between two consonants. You’ll hear a lot of native speakers say ‘exactly’, with no T sound.

Is the H silent in hotel?

The rule goes that the article ‘a’ is used before a consonant and ‘an’ is used before a vowel, so with silent H we would say “an honest” and with pronounced H we would say “a hotel”.

Is T silent in mortgage?

Very few words in the English language contain the consonant cluster –rtg-, and in only one of those words (and its derivatives) is the t silent: mortgage.

What letter do Californians not say?

There’s this trend going around that Californians don’t pronounce the letter T in their words. So if you’re from California do write this. I’m going to put some words on the screen, I want to hear how you pronounce them.

Why is K silent in English?

Before the 17th century people in England also pronounced words like knee, and knife using the /k/ sound. However, over time, and for whatever reason, the /k/ sound became silent, probably because it was too awkward to pronounce.