Tricky English

Sometimes the relationship between English spelling and pronunciation is just ridiculous. This sentence has EIGHT different pronunciations of the same letter combination, “-ough.” “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.” Listen to the sentence here: As you […]

Pronunciation: The Rough, Thoughtful Ploughman and the Tricky Pronunciation of ...