Long U sounds : ue u_e u ui ew
Greek Sounds : ph=f ch=k
Silent letters : kn wr gn mb mn
LEARNING WITH PHONICS - LESSON 15 VIDEO
MONA'S QUICK GUIDE
My whole programme is DEcoding, but on this one page, for a change, I am giving you different ways to spell one sound, ENcoding. Encoding synthetic phonics programmes such as Letters and Sounds have no rules except toward the end. DEcoding programmes such as mine have rules as you go along!
Long U sounds
There ARE no rules (that I know of) for ui and ew, so putting them beside the other already-learned (by rules) spellings for the long u sound makes a change. There are 5 different ways to make the long u sound :
ue: blue glue tissue
u_e: cube tube student
u: music usual humid
ui: suit fruit juice
ew: few stew grew
Greek sounds (ph ch)
Our language is enriched by contributions from other languages – French, German, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Urdu!
From Greek we have:
ph (= f) dolphin elephant.
ch (=k) echo school.
Some letters are silent k before n, and w before r at the beginning of words: know knock wrong wrap.
b and n are silent, as in –mb and –mn: comb lamb hymn autumn, but sounded in longer words: autumnal.
Silent h,g at the beginning of words: hour honest gnash gnome.
In “sign” the g is silent, but with a suffix it is sounded: signal signature.
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