Gh

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f

rough /rʌf/

g

ghost /gəʊst/

Gh is an English digraph consisting of the letters G and H.

As silent letters[edit]

  • with /eɪ/: eight - freight - neighborAmE - neighbourBrE - straight - weigh - weight;
  • with /aɪ/: bright - delight - fight - flight - fright - height - high - light - might - night - right - sigh - sight - slight - tight;
  • with /uː/: through - throughout;
  • with /ɔː/: bought - caught - daughter - fought - nought - ought - sought - taught - thought;
  • with /əʊ/: although - dough - though;
  • with /aʊ/: drought;
  • Edinburgh /ˈedɪnbrə,BrE ˈedɪnbɜːrəAmE/

Finishing in /f/[edit]

As /g/[edit]

  • Ghana - ghastly - ghetto - ghost - ghoul - Pittsburgh - spaghetti - yoghurt (more often "yogurt")

Simplifications[edit]

flow of cool air: draughtBrE - draftAmE
rough version: draft
  • /ˈhɪkʌp/: hiccough - preferred spelling is "hiccup"
  • /plaʊ/: plowAmE - ploughBrE
Informal spellings in American English
  • /ðəʊ/: though (formal) - tho' (informal) - tho (informal)
  • /θruː/: through (formal) - thru (informal)

Compound words[edit]

  • /gh/: doghouse - foghorn - jughead
  • /ŋh/: longhorn

Homophones[edit]

See main article Homophone.

  • right - write;
  • weigh - way; weight - wait;
  • high - hi; sight - site;
  • BrE: caught - court; fought - fort; sought - sort;
  • AmE: eight - ate;
  • rough - ruff

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