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PH Words No F Sound?

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When the letters 'ph' are together in the beginning or in the end of a word or sometimes in the middle, they sound like the letter 'f' when pronouncing it outloud. This is true for words like 'Physical' or 'Elephant' or many other words that you can find examples of online. There is an exception to this rule if the word is something like 'Loophole' then it keeps their individual sounds instead of sounding like a 'f' because it's a compound word.
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Philippines. phaeton. phaetons. phage. phages. phagocyte. phagocytes. phagocytic. phagocytize. phagocytized. phagocytizes. phagocytizing. phagocytose. phagocytosed. phagocytoses.
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The answer is that originally, this sound was not the same as /f/. It is called
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Because they re transcribed from the Greek letter Φ, which was originally pronounced "p-h" (as in "hiP-Hop"
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Some words start with 'f'' and others 'ph'; it's just how they're spelled. In ebonics/slang sometimes words starting with 'f' are replaced with 'ph' for fun!
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