Learn English – Pronunciation of the words ‘height’ and ‘weight’

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Why is "height" an "weight" pronounced differently, when the spellings are so similar?

Is there any logical explanation or it evolved that way?

Best Answer

As far as i know, in both words, "gh" would be silent when 't' comes after "gh" as per grammar rules. "ei" vowel has many accents which are understood the following examples:- Height, reinforce, deity, weight, weird, forfeit etc.