courageous :shield: (Would dropping the <e> create a j phoneme…
Would dropping the <e> create a j phoneme instead of a g phoneme?**
**These words don't have an <e> and the <g> represents a g phoneme.
+ous :arrow_right: courageous
age + ous
This works similarly to "courageous"
The <e> creates a <g> grapheme that is pronounced as a j phoneme.
Is the <i> a part of the base or suffix?
Is there an <ious> suffix?
Similar to suffixing in "behavior"?
Is the <i> a connecting vowel letter that isn't a part of the base or suffix? (pg 18)
con + tage+ i +ous
**not deterred by danger or pain; brave.