Sometimes students complain about the complexities of Spanish pronunciation. Personally, I think that it is pretty straightforward. To compare, let me give an example from English. Maybe the few hipanohablantes that read this blog can comment on this.
"OUGH"--Five words, five different pronunciations:
Cough (like off)
Tough (like buff)
Though (like toe)
Through (like dew)
Bough (like pow)
Related lesson: "GH"
Ought -silent- (and for the record, the vowel sound here... same as "cough". I vote that we just scrap the alphabet, adopt the IPA, and then send all adults, myself included, back to kindergarten to learn it.)
Can we agree that Spanish is at least a little more straightforward than English?
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