2. The word "ghee" is pronounced /gi/ while the word "gee" is pronounced /ji/. This makes me skeptical that the "h" is genuinely silent. (One wouldn't call the "h" in "chow" silent; it alters the sound of the "c", changing it from the sound in "cow" to the sound in "ciao". How is the "h" in "ghee" different?) Likewise for "ghetto" and "gherkin".
considered a silent letter.
The 'Stewie Griffin' 'wh' is voiceless, not aspirated - very different. And *phoneme, not morpheme.
We pronounce 'Herb' as 'erb' but y'all Canadians, Australians, English, etc. pronounce 'Herb' as 'herb'.
I don't even know why us Americans pronounce things differently than y'all. I guess my country is- Weird? But hey, we also have a pretty good Economy n' all...
WE NEED ANOTHER CALVIN COOLIDGE THOUGH!!!
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