Inspired by the Worchester pronounced Wooster thread.
I was talking to someone and I mentioned the Colonel. It’s pronounced “Ker-nel”
And the person I was talking to said "that mean olo is sometimes pronounced er as in Colonel.
I guess she was trying to make a comparison like somethimes PH is prononunced like an “f” or TI is sometimes prononunced “sh” like in nation.
But I don’t buy that argument, I just think it’s a word that isn’t prononunced like it’s spelled.
Like Worchester is a word not spelled like it’s prononunced. It not that in English “orche” is sometimes pronounced “ooo” So the pronunciation comes out Woo-ster.
So my question is there a term for words that are not pronounced like they are spelled?