Who spells hiccup that way
@SqurtieMan, People who are wrong, that's who.
@SqurtieMan, when I was a wee tyke, that's how it was spelled and 'hiccup' looked strange. I'm very old.
@SqurtieMan, Yeah really. They could have just said "Cough".
annnddd that's how you get welsh
Hrmm. Looks German. Gonna have to go back to the list though. #354519
Then how come the "gh" in dough isn't a "p" sound? Unless the combination of letters makes different sounds based on the location of the surrounding letters... 🤔
The main problem is that I imagine most of those sounds are cancelled out by their location in relation to other letters in the word. E can be silent but only with another relevant vowel nearby.
Ok, real talk. English words have subtle variations that are lost when rushed through. Say "dough" slowly... That "ough" sounds like "oh-oo" not just "o" (like Homer's "doh"). Plateau is French. Phthisis is Greek. English is beautiful; stop the brutality!
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My pet ghoti thinks you’re making this over complicated.
Given enough time, and alchohol, one could probably figure out that said potato
This is doomed from the start as it chooses to spell the same sounds differently multiple times.
Ive seen this but with FISH instead and using a lot simpler and more common words... this one is just very confusing as i havent even heard of some of these words before
for imstance... wtf is a phthsis and how the hell do you pronounce that in the first place? and its spelled hiccup....i have never seen that spelling before
@PunnyBaker, I’ve seen hiccup spelled both ways, but hiccough is a little antiquated. Kinda like how ketchup replaced catsup.
Phth stands for th
Ette stands for et
That actually still kind of works, with context you can still read the last word