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44 terms

Basic Phonograms

44 of the 70 Basic Phonograms (minus the single letter sounds). Pronuciation guide on back of flashcards.
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ai
/A/ -- 2-letter /A/ that we may NOT use at the end of English words
laid
ar
/ar/
au
/aw/ that we may NOT use at the end of English words
sau-cer
au
/aw/ that we may not use at the end of English words
saw
ay
/A/ -- 2-letter /A/ that we may NOT use at the end of English words
play
ch
/ch/ - /k/ - /sh/
child Christ-mas chef
ci
/sh/ -- short /sh/
fa-cial
ck
/k/ -- 2-letter /k/
back
dge
/j/ -- 3-letter /j/
edge
ea
/E/-/e/-/A/
eat bread steak
ear
/er/
ear-ly
ed
/ed/ - /d/ - /t/ -- past tense ending
trad-ed pulled picked
ee
/E/ -- double /E/ always says /E/
tree
ei
/a/ - /E/ - /i/ that we may NOT use at the end of English words
heir cei-ling for-eign
eigh
/A/ -- 4-letter /A/
eight
er
/er/
her
ew
/OO/ - /U/ that we may use at the end of English words
flew few
ey
/A/ - /E/ - /i/ that we may use at the end of English words
they key val-ley
gn
/n/ -- 2-letter /n/ used both at the beginning and end of a base word
gnat sign
ie
/E/ - /I/ - /i/
piece pie col-lie
igh
/I/ -- 3-letter /I/
night
ir
/er/
first
kn
/n/ -- 2-letter /n/ used only at the beginning of a base word
know
ng
/ng/
sing
oa
/O/ -- 2-letter /O/ that we may NOT use at the end of English words
coat
oe
/O/ -- 2-letter /O/ that we may use at the end of English words
toe
oi
/oy/ that we may NOT use at the end of English words
boil
oo
/OO/ - /oo/ - /O/
food good floor
or
/or/
Lord
ou
/ow/ - /O/ - /OO/ - /u/
house soul group coun-try
ough
/O/ - /OO/ - /uff/ - /off/ - /aw/ - /ow/
though through rough trough thought bough
ow
/ow/ - /O/
plow snow
oy
/oy/ that we may use at the end of English words
boy
ph
/f/ -- 2-letter /f/
phone
sh
/sh/
she dish
si
/sh/ - /zh/
ses-sion di-vi-sion
tch
/ch/ -- 3-letter /ch/
butch-er
th
/th/ - /TH/ (motor off/ motor on)
thin this
ti
/sh/ -- tall /sh/
na-tion
ui
/OO/
fruit
ur
/er/
church
wh
/hw/
whis-per
wor
/er/
wor-ships
wr
/r/ -- 2-letter /r/
wreck