I am in the process of digging into phonemes as a way to help teach our son to read. I don't remember ever having formal instruction on the role of phonemes in speech, and I am actually having a lot of fun learning. I have been practicing myself based on this list of the 44 phonemes in the english language: Phonics Guide.
But I'm stuck on something: I think the word queen should have four phonemes:
/k/ /w/ /ee/ /n/
I think the phonetic script backs me up:
Looking it up, though, I am getting mixed signals:
This source has three phonemes: http://www.fcrr.org/curriculum/PDF/G2-3/2-3PA_2.pdf, but I'm also seeing sources reference four phonemes.