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Old November 22, 2016, 06:02 PM
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The various sounds of "-ough"

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English is weird. It can be understood through tough, thorough, thought though.
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/θru tʌf ˈθɜr oʊ θɔt ðoʊ/

Two of the 'ough' syllables share the same pronunciation.

There are at least ten different pronunciations of 'ough' syllables in English words.

Here are two more words with 'ough' syllables (with three pronunciations).
bough (of a tree) /baʊ/
hiccough (alternate spelling of hiccup) /ˈhɪk ʌp, -əp/
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