Asked • 06/17/19

English and French reading rules?

Lieutenant is a word of French origin, and it is read as /le**f**ˈtenənt/. I've never learnt French and I don't know anything about French reading rules, unfortunately. But I guess the English reading is related to the original French one. Why is "lieutenant" read as /le**f**ˈtenənt/ when there is no **f** in the word?

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