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Old 03-12-2020, 04:26 AM
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Spelling ERD


I have found 28 different ways that the spelling of /ERD/ sound can be rendered in acceptable English words. Can you find more? Are there any other sounds with that many spellings?


haggARD
sugARED
hEARD
feathERED
hERD
defERRED
flEURED [1
bIRD
elixIRED [3
stIRRED
cupbOARD
wORD
authORED
harbOURED
ochRED
gRRED ]2
blackgUARD
beleagUERED
liqUEURED [3
liqUORED
absURD
augURED
pURRED
ansWERED
martYRDom
martYRED
mYRRHED [4
cOEUR D.alene, Idaho [5

[1 fleurer. fleur as acceptabl English meaning fleur d'lys. "The US flag is starred, while the Quebec flag is fleured."
[2 grred To utter a "grr" sound. Past tense
]3 elixired, liqueured, liquored. Influenced by the administration of liquor/liquers. "He was all liquored up."
[4 myrrhed. Same usage as liquored. "At Christmas, the wise men's gift helpers cane home with their fingera all frankincensed and myrrhed".
[5 Coeur dAlene can be disputed, as two words, even though a single name.

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