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In words like able, or candle does the l function as a vowel and the e function as a consonant?

I was recently told as part of my THRASS (phonics program for primary schools) training that in words ending in -le such as able, crumple, candle etc that the letter l functions as a vowel with the ...
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Does English have 8,000 sounds?

I remember hearing a few years ago that English had 8,000 different sounds, and it's something that has stuck with me this entire time. I've started to question this knowledge, since googling various ...