Monday, August 10, 2015

[kkizopww] Long i

The long "i" sound ("eye") is awkward to spell in English when a lengthening final "e" is not possible.  How would one spell the following hypothetical words?

The sound of the syllable formed from the first three letters of "tiger".
A word the rhymes with "pint" but starts with "m".

tighg tiyg tijg tihg tieg teig teyg ti'g tigue tighe tuyg taig tayg tige

Real example: the awkwardness of spelling the 1-syllable abbreviation of microphone.

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