Originally Posted by Stormaggedon5555
My brother thinks that you are wrong.
your brother is wrong,
it's really very simple, and to do with the way that the E changes the vowel sound from a hard to a soft sound.
but an E on the end of all these words
win , wu i nu, -> wine , wu eye nu
bon , bu o nu -> bone , bu-oh-nu
con , cu o nu -> cu oh nu
bod, bu o du -> bu oh du (like abode)
bu oh dee is spelt bodie.
bu o dee is spelt body
that's the way that English works, trailing e's change vowels from hard to soft sounds.
(and that's why the whole router -as in switching equipment is pronounced the way a British person would say it, -not the way an American or an Australian would say it.
because it's derived from the word route -like a path taken on a journey, (when the E changes those hard vowel sound of the u, - ru, oo, tu )
and is not derived from the word rout -a channel carved into a piece of wood (which has no trailing e and is pronounced ru-ou-tu (ou like the start of ouch)
to be honest this is primary school stuff, (as in I remember being taught this when I was 6 or 7 years old). if you're old enough to type then you should be old enough to pronounce words properly!