8 thoughts on “ear as in bear

    1. alison Post author

      Yes, there are a lot more but as far as I know they are all derived from these words e.g. pearshaped, bearable, unbearable, swearing, wearing, tearing, underwear.

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  1. eva

    normally Spelfabet has so many words that I haven’t thought of and I don’t even know. There are barely any words and they’re so simple surely there are more.

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    1. alison Post author

      There are a lot more words with the SPELLING “ear” but not ones that sound like “air”. There are four ways to pronounce “ear”: as in hear, learn, bear and heart. This is the second-least common (heart and hearth are the least common).

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  2. Grace

    Ummmmmmmmm this is not what I expected you’d think a professional website (dictionary) could think up more words than just 6. Build of these words people! ING ED ABLE UN add these on it’ll help trust me!

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    1. alison Post author

      There really are only five base words with this phoneme-grapheme correspondence. I’m thinking about how to provide wordlists that account for morphology but I’m not keen to clutter up the wordlists with every possible affixed form. If you want word families, you can use a site like morewords, just google “morewords contains bear” and all the words which contain this letter sequence will come up.

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