Dear friends,

One of my friend asked me a about pronunciation of the words - Servant & Surgeon. He asked if both the words have different spelling then why do we pronounce them in a similar way.

Let me be more clear.

  • surgeon
  • servant

The first words starts with "sur" in surgeon and the second word start with "ser" in servant. So, where there is a difference in their spelling, then why there is no difference in their initial pronunciation.

Please suggest!