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“find the most wild, bold colt”

OK, this is cool. My son just taught me about the closed syllable rule.
And of course, since this is english, there are exceptions. Oh yes, lots of exceptions!

He’s got a great mnemonic trick to remember them (there are 5 basic forms of the exception):

“find the most wild bold colt”

-ind
-ost
-ild
-old
-olt

Closed syllables are normally supposed to to be short vowels.
So for example, the i in find SHOULD be pronounced like the i in skin.
But the nd messes things up. It’s called a welded or glued sound.

frost (correct)
most (exception!)

Wow. Tricky!

The Wilson Method is cool!

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