Seems that my clever little spelling ideas have fallen foul of the English language yet again!

I believed that a double-S in a word (like “hiss“) always requires a soft “ssss“, whereas a single-S is harder – a bit like “szszsz“.  But no.  That would be too easy.

Take “issue” (I do, quite often – but anyway..).  You could say “i-shu” or “iss-yu“.  But what about “dissolve” (“dizz-olve“) – that conflicts with my rule, although “dissolution” (“diss-o-lu-shun“) doesn’t.

Disappear ?  Soft “ssss” – again, a conflict.  Occasion?

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