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    #1

    the pronunciation "ea"

    Hello, there:
    I have a question about pronunciation.
    I am wondering why same letter have different pronunciations.i.e. "deaf" and" deal".

    Is there any rule about it?
    Could you please clarify it?
    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Re: the pronunciation "ea"

    I don't believe so; and there's a third pronunciation in "break". I'd guess that the most common pronunciation was /i:/, but I really don't know. Anyone else?

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    Re: the pronunciation "ea"

    Trying to find logic in our spelling is.... harder than just learning it.

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