"Great, date" and "weight": three words with wildly different spellings but the same vowel sound pronunciation!Read More
You can blame the days of long ago, when it was hard to write a rounded letter 'u' in Middle English manuscripts for the fact that words in modern English don't end in the letter 'v.'
The ugly solution created was to add a silent 'e' at the end of the word that ended in the /v/ sound and call it good. What could possibly go wrong?Read More
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Here's an update of even more minimal pairs that have been added to the site recently. (Minimal pairs are two words that are the same except for one sound.)