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Can somebody tell me why we pronounce "one" like "won" and not "oh-ne?"



Because English spelling rules are stupid.

Actually 'one' should be pronounced the same as 'own' using the normal spelling rules of English.




If you re-arrange the letters of 'own' you can get 'won', right?

How words should be spelled using normal English spelling rules:
one/won - wun
have - hav
two - too
English - Inglish
Wall - Wahl
Light - Lite
Height - Hite
Weight - Wayt
Floor - Flaw
Sure - Shaw
Me - Mee
I - Ie/Y/Ai
You - Yoo
We - Wee

English has a lot of exceptions to it's normal spelling rules.

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