This thread about phonics and regional accents reminded me of a discussion I had with my five year old the other night. She is learning to read, which means we are reading Hop on Pop over and over and over again. Two sections kind of stump us.
To us, “wet” and “get” don’t rhyme. No worries, I’m from the Midwest and we have trouble with short e’s. I believe that for many people, these words do rhyme. However…
Bwah? Surely, those words don’t actually rhyme in anyone’s accent, do they? If you do think they rhyme, where are you from?
I’m from Northern Californian and both pairs of words totally rhyme for me. I’m surprised to hear they might not for some people. I guess if you pronounce “thing” as “thang” it would not rhyme with sing. But how on earth do “wet” and “get” not rhyme?