Buoyant or Bouyant

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Buoyant or Bouyant :

Buoys are buoyant. In the older pronunciation of “buoyant" as “bwoyant" this unusual spelling made more sense.

Now that the pronunciation has shifted to “boyant" we have to keep reminding ourselves that the U comes before the O.

The root noun, however, though often pronounced “boy" is more traditionally pronounced “BOO-ee."

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