Articles – Phonic and Phonics

What is the different between Phonic and Phonics?

When the word Phonic is used, it is used instead of the word sound. For example: The phonic range of Hawaiian is only 13 sounds. The phonic range of American English is about 44 sounds; while the phonic range of British English is about 46.

When the word Phonics is used, it refers to the link between the sounds in a language and the letters (or signs) used to represent those sounds. For example: One of the reasons learning to read English is difficult is that there are about 45 sounds, and only 26 letters.

This means that the word Phonic is not the singular form of Phonics.

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