If you read the post I made before this one you’ll notice I mentioned the silent E. I’m starting to better understand the concept that there are more than just 26 sounds in the English language.
I was always aware of long and short vowels…that sort of stuff. However, it’s one thing to know something and another thing to understand it.
I was thinking about it a bit more after I posted. I then did a quick google. There are 44 phonic sounds in the English language and only 26 letters to “represent” those sounds. No wonder people don’t understand my speech when I pronounce words the way they’re written.
Now, to figure out how to learn spoken English with a different perspective….if it’s even possible?