It's very simple tho - no grammatical genders etc. so it's easy to learn... at least it was for 10 year old me(Original post by WoodyMKC)
English is a stupid language tbh Yeah it's just the way you learned I guess. Though, you could argue, that the Queen pronounces it "sc-on" and proper English is often called the "Queen's English" so
lmao that's a bit of a stretch dontcha think but sure xD
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- 15-09-2016 23:49
(Original post by z33)
- 16-09-2016 01:14
cos the only difference between scone and cone is an 's' slapped on the front of it - why does that change the pronunciation of the ending part
In the plough was through the rough, though wrought without a hiccough, the ough combination takes on six different sounds.
- 16-09-2016 01:19
(Original post by RCLeahcar)
- 16-09-2016 01:26
You don't say ice cream con, and you don't say stepping ston. Gone is pronounced as 'gon' but that word has no class (it's all gone). But a scone is full of it...get it right, guys.
P.S. I'm from a working class family. Nobody I know in my area calls it a scon.
According to a study by Cambridge, though, it might be a regional thing. Rhyming "scone" with "gone" is apparently mostly done in Northern England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland (my area of Britain is bright blue!)
- 16-09-2016 13:11