more stupidness on the road....
RTO: [bo gi] creek.
MK: i think it should be pronounced [baw gi].
RTO: why's that?
MK: because of the double consonants. (boggy)
RTO: well, you're wrong, that's not how it works.
RTO: i think i know why you're confused. how would you pronounce h-a-t-t-e-d
MK: [hat ted]
RTO: and h-a-t-e-d?
MK: [hay ted]
RTO: see, it's not the consonants that did that, it's the silent e.
MK: 'scuse me, but there are two consonants in hatted.
MK: so how bout ego and eggo?
RTO: well, uh, see, b-o-g-y is only one syllable, that's why it would still be [bo gi]
MK: WHA????? it's still two syllables!
RTO: no, no, see, a vowel can't be a syllable.
MK: oh, so you're telling me ego is one syllable? it's not about spelling, it's about the beats in a word.
RTO: no, see, I learned, i had to split the syllables up. it's one syllable.
MK: oh i give up!