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


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.