I’m in essence a linguist as I speak 3 languages fluently (English, French and Spanish) but I’m also fascinated by language and how complex it can be.
I’ll also be honest, I find it hard sometimes with the English language when it doesn’t seem to have a set rule for pronunciation. In Spanish you say it how you see it, in French there are some silent endings but it’s not too tricky in my opinion.
However with English, let me give you an example of same endings , different pronunciation.
”My cousin was passing through Loughborough and was thoroughly hacked off as he’d had a rough cough for a few weeks now and was findin it tough, he wished he’d bought some cough drops.”
when I think about people learning English as a second language I can see how muddle people could be With a sentence like this