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Phoneme persnicketyness

Discussion in 'Primary' started by mashabell, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Things are made even more complicated by the spellings for long /o/ being so varied.
    276 words spell it with <o-e> inside words and <-o> at the end - no bone, but
    100 and 46 use other spellings:

    Approach, boast, boat,
    cloak, coach, coal,
    coast, coat, coax,
    cockroach, croak,
    float, foal, foam,
    gloat, goal, goat,
    groan, load, loaf,
    loan, loathe, moan,
    oaf, oak, oath, oats, poach, road,
    roam, roast, shoal,
    soak, soap, stoat,
    throat, toad, toast.



    Knoll, poll, roll, scroll,
    stroll,
    toll,
    troll,
    swollen,
    wholly.

    Control, enrol, patrol.

    Bold,
    cold,
    fold,
    gold,
    hold,
    old,
    scold,
    sold,
    solder,
    soldier,
    told.


    Bolt,
    colt,
    dolt,
    jolt,
    revolt.







    Host, most, post,
    postal,
    poster.</font>

    Both,
    noble. Only. Sloth(x2). </font>



    Mould, moult, shoulder, smoulder, soul.




    Blown,
    bowl,
    grown,
    Growth.
    known,
    mown,
    own, shown,
    sown,
    thrown,
    rowan.



    Brooch. Comb. Goes. Mauve. Sewn.
    ( 100)</font>





    Doe, floe, foe, hoe, roe, sloe,
    toe, woe. </font>

    Oh/owe. So/sew.
    Dough, though.

    blow,
    blown, bowl, crow,
    flow, glow, grow,
    grown, growth, know,
    known, low, mow,
    mown, owe, own,
    rowan, show, shown,
    slow, snow, sown,
    stow, throw, thrown,
    tow,





    <font size="3">
    Cocoa. Oboe. Pharaoh. Depot.</font>




    I think this explains why <o-e> is one of the most visited pages on
    www.EnglishSpellingProblems.co.uk
     

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