gh ght ough wa qua war wor al ine que
LEARNING WITH PHONICS - LESSON 14 VIDEO
MONA'S QUICK GUIDE
This letter-pair is unreliable. I say: "after i the letters gh have Gone Home." In night there are 5 letters that make 3 sounds. the igh follows a consonant with the i being long. There are about 12 words like this and include: sight might light fright.
After a vowel the three letters say long a: weigh straight. An exception is height.
After ou the ough has six different sounds: Cough enough plough through dough thorough.
There are 12+ common ough words, and quite a few place names ending in borough such as Scarborough. Loughborough is doubly bothersome (Luffburru.)
wa qua war wor wh
Wa hardly ever sounds as in wax. It sounds like wo: was wasp swan watch swallow Washington Warrington (two r’s.)
War sounds like wor: warm reward.
Likewise qua sounds like quo: quality.
Quar sounds like quor: quarter.
The question words begin with wh: what when why where which whom whose
French sounds (-ine que -gue)
Our language is enriched by contributions from other languages – French, German, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Urdu!
From French -ine (as in pine) changes to the sound of –een: Pauline magazine.
que sounds like k: antique cheque.
-gue sounds like g: catalogue intrigue.
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ine/ que/ gue