In the ai as in said list, I don’t know if the Australian pronunciation is the same, but in the states we would also include curtain, certain, fountain, captain, and mountain in this list. Your website is so helpful!
Thanks! I have mountain, fountain, captain, curtain, etc listed under “Unstressed vowel” – see https://www.spelfabet.com.au/spelling-lists/sorted-by-sound/unstressed-vowel/ai-as-in-portrait – but in teaching the spelling of these words I encourage kids to use their “Spelling Voice” to pronounce the ai as in rain, to help themselves remember the spelling.
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