Pedantry: does pudgy really have a soft G, or is dg a digraph?
Why not both? Seems like it would still be considered a soft g as it certainly isn’t hard!
What I meant by a digraph is like gh in rough or enough, a grouping of two letters to create a different sound.
Is dg a d + a sort of super-soft g? Or is it a silent d + a regular soft g?
Or is it a digraph with the sound of a soft g?
And in, say, budge or lodge, should dge be considered a trigraph?
I wonder if questions like that have answers…
Here’s one: is “olo” in colonel a trigraph? Or is “colonel” a septagraph??
Others have pointed out that “lough” presents a tenth distinct pronunciation of “ough”, and that, in contrast, it’s funny how “pony” and “bologna” rhyme.
OT but also related, and maybe ask permission if applicable
I’m listening to something.
Speaker: Emperor X the Hoarse, hoarse as in voice not horse as in…
And how goose and house rhyme
Neither. Everyone plays on OGS.
Ah, so you’re in the silent G camp
Wait what? They don’t in any English I’ve heard???
Which one are you pronouncing like the other and why?
They rhyme in the north of England… tha’s a canny wee house fa tha goose…
“There’s a moose loose aboot this hoose” (“There’s a mouse loose about this house”), a standard cliché highlighting Scots language pronunciation.
That’s Scottish English / Scots, not Northern English (as TPR pointed out).
Although to be fair, I don’t know how far Scottish phonology seeps over the border. It’s not what I’d associate with “Northern English”, though.
I was quoting Geordies not Scottsmen… and they’d have your guys for garters if you suggested they were leaky Scotts…
Fair. I’m much more familiar with the Yorkshire accent so that’s where my mind goes on hearing the “Northern English” term.
Apologies for the false correction ^^
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No discussion yet on the tones.
Would you agree on O1 G3 S4?
I just say ogues, first tone (flat)
I recently suggested it be pronounced “mogs”.
Alternatively, with OGS’ heavy adoption of twitch bannering, a case could be made for pronouncing it as “pogs”.
pog means “hype” on twitch, deriving from a now-replaced emote of the excited face of Ryan Gutierrez on winning a game of pogs (milk caps).
Oh, nothing new under the sun ^^