The Chaos

Words in red are either archaic or obscure and words in green aren’t really worth learning ...in my humble opinion! Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse I will keep you, Susy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. Tear in eye your dress you'll tear, So shall I! Oh, hear my prayer, Pray, console your loving poet, Make my coat look new, dear, sew it! Just compare heart, beard and heard, Dies and diet, lord and word, Sword and sward, retain and Britain. (Mind the latter, how it's written). Made has not the sound of bade, Say said, pay-paid, laid, but plaid. (bad and plad) Now I surely will not plague you With such words as vague and ague, But be careful how you speak, Say break, steak, but bleak and streak. Previous, precious, fuchsia, via, Pipe, snipe, recipe and choir, Cloven, oven, how and low, Script, receipt, shoe, poem, toe. Hear me say, devoid of trickery: Daughter, laughter and Terpsichore, Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles. Exiles, similes, reviles. Wholly, holly, signal, signing. Thames, examining, combining Scholar, vicar, and cigar, Solar, mica, war, and far. From "desire": desirable--admirable from "admire." Lumber, plumber, bier, but brier. Chatham, brougham, renown, but known. Knowledge, done, but gone and tone, One, anemone. Balmoral. Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel, Gertrude, German, wind, and mind.

penal. ruin.K. Rhyme with "shirk it" and "beyond it. When you say correctly: croquet. pal. grieve. Melpomene. in lieu of flags. to reward. turquoise. plinth. and chair. but police. constable. but allowed. Petal. wolf. Suit. Blood and flood are not like food. Hoist. heathen. chaos. but dessert. plover. towed. lieutenants. mankind. climber. River. Ivy. And your pronunciation's O. Billet does not end like ballet. bullion. Leeches. Worm and storm. chalet. Liberty. famous. gaol. chamois-leather. iron." But it is not hard to tell. library. load. ache. Reading. lion. alive. Golf. Senator. plait. Mark the difference. wounded." Viscous. and lice. Bouquet.. Doll and roll and some and home. address. heave. Rounded. heather. breeches. Timber. but vowed. disciple. wise. hussy. and live. but Pall Mall. Between mover. Friend and fiend. Dover. reading. Why it's pall. Wait. suite. eleven. circuit. precise. to forward. rival. countenance. and canal. moreover. Rachel. Tortoise. Muscle. ninth. clamour And enamour rhyme with hammer. We say hallowed. left pennants. Pussy. mall. comb. Toward. Chalice. moustache. unstable. gross. muscular. mallet. Viscount. leopard. Neither does devour with clangour. Banquet is not nearly parquet. tomb. and possess. . and broad. bomb. chaise. Stranger does not rhyme with anger. privy. label. Desert. and sieve. Which is said to rhyme with "darky. This phonetic labyrinth Gives moss. People. Nor is mould like should and would. Principle. conduit. wallet. mayor. promise. and heaven. surmise. Camel.Scene. brooch. brook. spectator.

Ear but earn. ass. and jerk. ginger. Dost. mirage. I. but ere. and grant. oath. Monkey. want. and unite. granary. nut. give. foliage. but ever. and gauge. and cork and work. canary. Arabic. Large. key. Real. guinea. Tour. Pacific. whey. Youth. Never guess--it is not safe: We say calves. linger. pint. skein. loth. and wear and bear Do not rhyme with here. alas. grasp. Dandelion with battalion. clerk. but victual. Ought. and scour. Seat. conscience. Reefer does not rhyme with deafer. roughen. receiver. eight. sweat. and eyrie. Job. scientific. donkey. Seven is right. aye. ate. And then: singer. age. zeal. but our and succour. gauze. Nor does fury sound like bury. but malaria. Psalm. four. Senate. Sea. but scourging. verging. Phlegm. post. gin. Gas. Eye. and Arkansas. goes. caste. mauve. half. height. but foul and gaunt but aunt. wasp. does. cloth. turpentine. Compare alien with Italian. fever. Dull. blossom. Science. George. Query does not rhyme with very. but Ralph. Though the difference seems little. Scenic. ay. idea. Geoffrey. Face but preface. Pronunciation--think of psyche--! . front. marine. but so is even. cleanse and clean. Feoffer does. grand. Put. lost. Job. Sally with ally. phlegmatic. chaste. quay. Neither.Soul. and zephyr. but sedate. Maria. glass. but efface. southern. Say aver. yea. bosom. heifer. Leigh. late. but target. Doctrine. won't. Crevice and device. We say actual. Font. Hyphen. Hint. ye. nephew. Now first say: finger. leisure. Marriage. Shoes. bull. and doth. granite. out. valves. Stephen. joust. south. Heron. area. bass. Asp.

Writing "groats" and saying "grits"? It's a dark abyss or tunnel. hough. plough. through. Housewife. or tough? Hiccough has the sound of "cup. father? Finally: which rhymes with "enough" Though. Saying lather. bather. reader. Strewn with stones. stout and spikey. Won't it make you lose your wits. cough. verdict. gunwale." My advice is--give it up! . and indict! Don't you think so. like rowlock. rather.Is a paling. Islington and Isle of Wight.

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