Which shows that English or French most prononciation errors are caused by knowing the spelling of the word and seeing it mentally, the words that I correctly pronounce I will often write incorrectly, sometimes for years before I see them written.
I recall the children of my French teacher, they were 3 and 5 when we first met, teenagers now, the boy who was at school did very well, no surprise as maman was an English teacher but when we practiced English words he would struggle with pronouncing those that he already knew and critically knew how to spell, his little sister would pick them up instantly and was not hindered by "seeing" the words, she could not even read or write at that time.
Now as teenagers she has far far better prononciation than him proving the value of early learning.
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