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    Default Re: why don't pronounce whatever written ??

    Quote Originally Posted by maaram View Post
    Hi everybody

    I don't know if title is clear or not ?
    I'll explain what I mean.

    E.g:honest
    Why we pronounce "onest" without letter "H"?
    There are many word such as:
    ligh >> layt
    hour >> aour
    laugh >> laf

    I don't know if I asked you stupid question ?!
    But really I want to know the answer

    If I have mistakes can you correct them, please?
    It's not a stupid question, and you're not alone in wondering why English spelling is like it is. See Spelling Society : The Spelling Society. . But there are strong arguments against such a change, as others here have said.

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    Default Re: why don't pronounce whatever written ??

    Thanks teacher
    I am happy because I'm not alone ask this question.
    True I am a bit confused by reading this information at short time but I am happy that I got the answer to my question..

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    Default Re: why don't pronounce whatever written ??

    Incidentally, I marked the one error in your first post, but the subject line should be either 'why don't we/you/people pronounce whatever is written' or 'why not pronounce whatever is written'. I think the first version is better, as the second one sounds to me like a suggestion for an experiment.

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    Default Re: why don't pronounce whatever written ??

    when I putted the title I felt there is something wrong, but I didn't know how to fix it because of this I requested to correct my mistakes.

    Now I will change it in order to people read correctly
    I hope that I have no mistakes

    Thank you for all

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    Default Re: why don't pronounce whatever written ??

    The case for spelling reform is put here - Phonic hell So that's why we can't spell - Article - TES Connect - but as I said there are lots of arguments against it.

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