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Discussion in 'English' started by JP44, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. I was just wondering if fish, beach, moon etc were CVC words. Some people say they are and some people say they aren't. Any ideas?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Technically I would agree they have 3 sylables but if; as I understand CVC = C(consonant) V(vowel) C(consonant), then 'ch' is a blend not a consonant, 'oo' is a double vowel & so not technically CVC such as 'pat', 'sad', 'dog' etc.
  3. gruoch

    gruoch Occasional commenter

  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Quite right gruoch 3 syllables b- ea-ch, m-oo-n.
  5. Ch is actually "t - sh" so arguably two consonants.
    The number of sounds doesn't exactly equal the number of letters in English. ea and oo and both one vowel, sh is one consonant.


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