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    Do me a favour

    Hello,

    Can any one very kindly sum up for me major discrepencies between English spellings and pronunciation and their reasons.

    Thanks

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    Re: Do me a favour

    Hi khanfaiyaz,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Your post is vague.
    Please explain what you need exactl.

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    Re: Do me a favour

    Quote Originally Posted by khanfaiyaz View Post
    Hello,

    Can any one very kindly sum up for me major discrepencies between English spellings and pronunciation and their reasons.

    Thanks
    It's highly unlikely.
    Before anyone writes a three-volume linguistics text for you, what efforts have you so far put into finding information about this?

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    Re: Do me a favour

    Quote Originally Posted by khanfaiyaz View Post
    Can any one very kindly sum up for me major discrepencies between English spellings and pronunciation and their reasons.
    The first part of your request covers far too big an area to begin to answer in one thread. A rather over-simplified answer to the your request for reasons is that the pronunciation of English has changed a great deal since the end of the fifteenth century. The spelling of words, however was almost 'frozen' when Caxton brought the printing press to England. Modern spelling frequently reflects the way a word used to be pronounced. For example, the silent k and gh in 'knight' were sounded centuries ago.

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    Re: Do me a favour

    Welcome to the forum, khanfaiyaz.

    Please give future posts more helpful titles.

    As this question is about English spellings, that would have been a great title for it.

    Rover

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