Difference between revisions of "Sh"

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==Variant pronunciations==
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*cashmere: /ˈkæʃmɪər, ˈkæʒmɪər{{ame}}, ˌkæʃˈmɪər{{bre}}/
  
 
[[Category:Decoding written words|S~sh]]
 
[[Category:Decoding written words|S~sh]]
 
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Revision as of 20:37, 19 June 2018

ʃ

shoe /ʃuː/

In English "sh" very reliably represents the IPA phonetic symbol /ʃ/, as in "shoe". For more examples see IPA phoneme /ʃ/.

Exceptions

"Sh" normally is a digraph. In some words "sh" are two letters representing /sh/.

  • disharmony - dishearten - mishandle - mishap - mishear

Note that disheveledAmE/dishevelledBrE is di-shev-elled, not *dis-hev-elled.

Silent "h"

  • dishonest - dishonoredAmE - dishonouredBrE

Variant pronunciations

  • cashmere: /ˈkæʃmɪər, ˈkæʒmɪərAmE, ˌkæʃˈmɪərBrE/