Decoding exercises: "oy"
The sequence "oy" is normally at the end of the word or before a consonant, and it is very reliably pronounced as IPA phoneme /ɔɪ/. This page deals with the exceptions.
- buoy /bɔɪ, ˈbuːiAmE/
- buoyant /ˈbɔɪənt, ˈbuːjəntAmE/
- coyote /kaɪˈəʊti, kɔɪˈəʊti,BrE ˈkaɪoʊtAmE/
- voyeur /vwaɪˈɜːr, vwɑːˈjɜːr, vɔɪˈɜːr/
"oy" as /ɔɪ/ before a consonant
Compound words and words ending in -hood, -ment or -ness are omitted.
- boycott, boysenberry, gargoyle, Joyce, oyster