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Consonant Sound
Voiced /w/

Sound-Spelling Pattern

/w/ is always followed by a vowel sound
As you say /w/, your tongue & lips shape the next vowel sound.

  /w/
w

wear wore worn
weather woman women

qu = /kw/

quick liquid
quiet /kwa-yIt/ quite /kwayt/

gu = /gw/ language
silent h what where why
weather whistle
Linking Vowels
/ow, uw/
secret /w/
grow up
do it
o = /w/ one once
  Silent w
  Homophones