Talk:Decoding written words
As well as the Beeb guide on Alternative pronunciations, I know there is an ongoing study (I seem to remember a university in London) on this phenomenon, but I don't have time to check it out right now. If I remember, I'll get back on it, but in th emeantime, if anyone can add to it... Cheers! --Technopat 17:45, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
I believe that "ough" has in fact 9 pronunciations. The additional two being in "lough" (lake) & hiccough.