Spelfabet

Learning the building blocks of words - sounds, their spellings, and word parts

Usually from French

barrage

beige

bon voyage

bricolage

camouflage

collage

concierge

corsage

cortege

décolletage

decoupage

dressage

entourage

espionage

fuselage

mélange

ménage

mirage

montage

moulage

persiflage

prestige

rouge

sabotage

triage

2 thoughts on “ge as in beige

  1. Stacey Mcdonald

    Hi Alison,

    Just wondering if this is where you would put the word garage? I’m teaching soft g and hard g this week and am not sure if the second g in garage is classified as soft or something else? I can’t find the word garage in any lists.

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    1. alison Post author

      Hi Stacey, I think I sat on the fence over the word ‘garage’ as I’d segment the sounds as /g/, /schwa/, /r/, /ar/ /j/, but there are three other pronunciations listed in the Macquarie Dictionary, some people stress the first syllable, some people say /si/ as in vision for the final sound, and some people do both. So I just gave up and left it off my lists. I think you should group it in a way that makes sense to your students in their accent(s), it’s a bit like the word ‘either’, there isn’t one right/wrong way. Hope that makes sense, Alison

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