often

soften

5 thoughts on “ft as in often

    1. alison Post author

      Hi Lenny/Meg, I don’t think there are any other words like these, and their spelling is best explained via their morphemes: oft-often, soft-soften, but nowadays most people with Australian accents don’t say the /t/, except when speaking very formally.

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      1. Paul

        softly in an informal Australian accent.
        And this site is very far from useless, and anyone who thinks so has, in all probability, done nothing close to the level of effort you’ve obviously put in here, over many years, and *they* need help!

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      2. Paul

        Now that I’ve thought about it, there may be many more “fts as in often,” from the informal Australian accent angle:
        oftener
        resoften
        resoftened
        resoftening
        resoftens
        softball
        softballer
        softballers
        softballs
        softened
        softener
        softeners
        softening
        softens
        software
        softwares
        unoften

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