Each of the 26 letters has one main sound
but it helps to know that c ..g ..and ..y can each have different sounds


Two letters can spell one sound (digrafs)

So now we can sing

Letters match sounds in words most of the time, but not always, as you will see.

There are around 42 English speech sounds but only 26 letters to spell them.

So 2 letters together may make one sound, as in TH-I-NG.