Hotel

This letter has the sound of th as pronounced in this, that, and the other.

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This letter looks quite unusual, and it takes the sound of ks in books.

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This letter has two different pronunciations. Before the letters and it sounds like hy sound that begins the word “huge;#148; before other vowels (or consonants), it sounds like the “I’m preparing to spit” sound of ch in the Scottish “Loch” or the German “Ach!”

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With these letters, we can write the word for “hotel:”

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On a sign, it will be in all upper case, and it will look quite different. Note also that words written all in upper case generally do not have an accent mark.

If you’re wondering why such a long word for a hotel, see the long explanation; otherwise, proceed to the next page.

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