This what DH loves the most about the English language. Saying a word and spelling it the way we say it is not always the best way to go. He got a vast vocabulary but when it comes to spelling, he will spell it the way it sounds.
Both my 1st grader and 3rd grader are learning about the words with the sound of /ul/ and spelled le. I don't really mind with my 1st grader because this is her first year with this sound. My 3rd grader in the other hand still mixed up on how to spell some words.
Heck, don't even get me started with these, because I don't have any idea that they have the /ul/ sound. I surpass DH when it comes to spelling but my pronunciation is horrible. He always makes fun of me when I tried saying some new words. He thinks its too cute...:(
4 months ago