blew

brew

chew

crew

drew

flew

grew

Jew

lewd

screw

shrew

shrewd

slew

strewth

threw

yew

aircrew

bejewel

brewer

brewery

brewing

cashew

chewing

chewy

crewcut

crewel

crewman

jewel

Lewis

outgrew

preview

purview

redrew

regrew

review

screwup

screwy

sewage

sewer

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view

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viewing

8 thoughts on “ew as in chew

    1. alison Post author

      Oh, good point, though I haven’t been including names in the lists, but if I decide to include them I will definitely add the Star Wars characters. Thanks!

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    1. alison Post author

      Thanks for the nice feedback, Paul. ‘View’ is one of those ‘which way shall I slice this?’ words, you could decide it is /v/+/y/+/oo/ or /v/+/you/. I try to use Ockham’s Razor to decide such things, and there are no other words with ‘iew’ for ‘you’, whereas there are heaps of words with ‘i’ for /y/, like ‘onion’ and ‘stallion’ and ‘union’, and there are heaps of words with /oo/ spelt ‘oo’. So I’ve gone with the latter, to save creating a phoneme-grapheme correspondence that we don’t really need, a bit like classifying the word ‘you’ as /y/ as in ‘yes’ and /oo/ as in ‘soup’ rather than creating a new category just for the words ‘you’ and ‘youth’. Hope that makes sense! All the best, Alison

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