HOMOPHONES from this unit: words with the sound /ar/
If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your
mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.
|father - dad
farther - more distant
|My father is called Andrew.
It 's farther away.
|balmy - mild and soothing
barmy - slang for crazy
|It was a balmy day.
She's barmy to go out with him.
|aunt (or aunty / auntie)|
|heart - The word 'heart has a silent 'e'.|
|Have a heart!
OTHER ar WORDS
1. Some words use the letters ar to spell the weak 'schwa' sound
at the end of a word. For example:
Unit 25 has more details on these words with the 'schwa' ending.
2. When ar comes after w, as in war, the sound made
is usually /or/.
Units 14 has more detail on these war words.
This completes the unit on ar / al / a