English is full of inconsistencies
Here are some of them!
1 or is not just pronounced as in 'or' in English English, American English has become a little more consistent here
there are FOUR ways
to pronounce 'or'!! (actually I think there might even be a fifth! - just can't remember it off hand!)
"or" word same vowel sound words
walk, talk, lawn, awl, spawn, flaw, fawn, thought
work, world, worm shirk, sir, fir, myrrh, deter, refer, blur, slur, cur, nerd, err
foreign, sporran, tomorrow, origin fox, stop, drop, mop, of, Tom, blonde, strong, long
thorough, borough, love, dove, month, oven,
2 How about the "ough" spelling??
It was hard enough to think that rough thought through thoroughly
thought sort, short, taught
thorough, borough Viagra, genre, chakra, amber
I like this one:
I am she is in Chinese, its all just one word: "shi"