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Humberto = Umberto

English is not much better.

Oh, no, English is not much better - it's much worse.

Just as one example, how is -ough pronounced?

The tough coughed and hiccoughed as he ploughed the dough. (Yep, I one-upped the good doctor.)

And then suppose you append a T - as in "ought" or "doughty"?

Here's the nasty set of examples, with its history:
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