would someone please explain why we don't use proper consonant sounds for some words, ie; chevy /ʃevi/ (it's not shevy) instead of /tʃevi/, or chicago instead of shicago etc. Are there any phonetic rules, does it depend on the before and after phonemes?
Also /p/ what are the phonetic rules fro silent /p/ as in psychology.
Thanks a million.
If your name means you are studying for a CELTA, you'll soon learn that expressions like 'proper consonants' are more or less meaningless.
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Appreciate the answer.
Proper consonant sound was a mistake.