I don't understand why they are not pronounced the same since they are written the same way?

  • Because they're different words. It not really even relevant that baked is an inflection of the verb to bake, whereas there is no such verb as to nake. Also some dialects pronounce the "nude" one NECKid, not NAYKed, but I never heard anything like that with BAYK'd. Nov 27 '20 at 17:06

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