Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Speaking of useless letters in 'taught'
I am told there are 9 pronunciations of the letters 'ough' in English, e.g., cough, though, doughty. Anyone know all nine?

off, as in cough
oh, as in though
ow, as in slough or plough
uff, as in enough or tough or slough (2)
oo, as in through
aw, as in nought or bought or brought
uh, as in borough
the schwa sound (phonetic upside down e) as in thoroughly

That's only eight I can think of without looking it up.