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/g/ Sound Spelled GH Word List

By Rodney Everson • Updated Jun 4th, 2023

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The /g/ sound has five common spellings, g, gg, gh, gu, and gue. The digraph gh represents only the /g/ sound and is found at the beginning of words in the OnTrack Reading curriculum. Other curricula sometimes treat it as also representing the /f/ sound at the end of words like laugh and cough. The approach here, treating "ugh" as a digraph representing the /f/ sound in the few words it occurs, simplifies matters considerably.

Of the 7,000 words in the database constructed from a popular children’s dictionary, five of them are words with the /g/ sound spelled "gh".

Note on the word divisions: Each word is divided into chunks determined by the unique and highly effective OnTrack Reading Multisyllable Method. The chunks are not syllables.

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