I have learned that the word "of" is pronounced as "ov". Are there any other words in which the letter "f" is pronounced as "v", or it is one exception?

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    "Roofs" is sometimes pronounced with /v/, although the singular has /f/. With most similar words, the "v" spelling is used for the plural ("halves", "calves", usually "hooves"). – rjpond Nov 22 '17 at 22:05
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    Others are "hereof", "thereof", "whereof". – rjpond Nov 22 '17 at 22:10
  • Some of the things that were mentioned here, were also mentioned in the Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language. Here is the text is here hoping it will help to other people which are seeking the same question. encyclopedia.com/literature-and-arts/… – Judicious Allure Nov 22 '17 at 23:56
  • There are surely several obscure words too, such as afanc. – Laurel Nov 23 '17 at 2:52
  • Very good word, Laurel. Bravo! – Nick Nov 23 '17 at 3:28

rjpond is right -- I was going to say "no" but I see that s/he answered it in the comments instead of as an answer, so I'll repeat the answer here: "hereof," "whereof," and "thereof" are pronounced with a "v."

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