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There's also another one based on how the constructed word "Ghoti" should be pronounced.

 

If "Gh" is pronounched "F" as in "Tough", "O" is pronounced "I" as in "Women", and "I" is pronounched "Sh" as in "Nation" - then Ghoti is pronounced "Fish".

But if "Gh" is prnonounced silent as in "Though", "O" as in "People", "T" as in "Ballet" and "I" as in "Business" - then Ghoti is in fact silent.

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There's also another one based on how the constructed word "Ghoti" should be pronounced.

 

If "Gh" is pronounched "F" as in "Tough", "O" is pronounced "I" as in "Women", and "I" is pronounched "Sh" as in "Nation" - then Ghoti is pronounced "Fish".

But if "Gh" is prnonounced silent as in "Though", "O" as in "People", "T" as in "Ballet" and "I" as in "Business" - then Ghoti is in fact silent.

 

That one bugs me a bit because it's the combination of letters that makes those sounds not the letter itself in those words so it's not accurate at all. Like "I" doesn't make "sh" but "tion" makes "shun". I know I am taking this way too literal it's just like that in particular isn't all that difficult.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Very true it is all about context pretty much, Old English is interesting too as you often have to read the whole thing to understand the first part of the sentence.

And our English... Well mainly it follows other languages into dark alleyways and beats it up for loose grammar as the meme goes. :)

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