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sir, i wonna ask ----- why P U T is pronounced as put, and why B U T is but....?

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Its a question of Syllables.
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Grammar has many exceptions...Your question is also such as exception.
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Every language or word have its own origin and pronounciation. Thus we have to follow those rules and spell it
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You need to know phonetics.
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That depends on what dialect you're talking about. Long ago all English dialects had the same vowel in "put" and "but" but now it's only Northern English dialects (and some Midland ones) that do this. Several centuries ago something happened called the "foot-strut" split. Words in the "foot" class ("put"... read more
That depends on what dialect you're talking about. Long ago all English dialects had the same vowel in "put" and "but" but now it's only Northern English dialects (and some Midland ones) that do this. Several centuries ago something happened called the "foot-strut" split. Words in the "foot" class ("put" is one of them) kept the old vowel /U/ while those in the "strut" class ("but" is one of them) changed to a lowered vowel. This split is presently seen in Southern British English and in English in most other parts of the world. Since it's seen in North America the split most likely predates North American colonization, so it probably happened in Early Modern English (the latter part of the 1400s to no later than the 1600s) If you'd like more information on the split, check out the Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foot-strut_split#Foot-strut_split read less
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You should understand the phonics sound of the letter 'p' that pa 'b' is ba . As maya has told about short and long vowel sound, that is absolutely correct.Please refer some websites in youtube especially Jolly phonics. Hope you will get a better knowledge.on the same.
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Pronunciation of each word and letter varies as we use. Just Pronounce 'A', 'E', 'I', 'O', 'U' alone. When we use these letter in a words it varies.
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There are certain rules of exceptions which will help you to learn the difference.
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This is because English is NOT phonetic language as compared to say, Hindi or Bengali.therfore, English pronunciation depends on the the sound created by the sylabals. Briefly, the English language has 26 letter in the alphabet series out of which there are 21 consonants and 5 vowels. These 5 vowels... read more
This is because English is NOT phonetic language as compared to say, Hindi or Bengali.therfore, English pronunciation depends on the the sound created by the sylabals. Briefly, the English language has 26 letter in the alphabet series out of which there are 21 consonants and 5 vowels. These 5 vowels constitue 12 different sounds, which are essential for proper pronunciation On top of this, the 21 consonants there are 6 letters which are known as plosives, P B T D K and G.Even in these, there are variations, but time and space does not allow me to illustrate further. read less
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