You should have no problem with this, and that's pretty cool.Look in the comments for the "translation"Later
John went insane today
The more I look at that, the more I think context also matters. An isolated word could have several possibilities, but in context it becomes clear which one is correct.
But, but, but ... phonics! What about phonics? Isn't phonics the one, true way to teach our kids to learn to read good? You just learn the sounds that different letters make in English (and the five million exceptions) and then you can puzzle out any word at all. The example from Cambridge looks suspiciously like the dreaded "look and say" method.(Now if only "phonics" were more phonetical and "mnemonic" easier to remember.)
Hukt awn fahnex wercked phore mee!
That boy's crazy. Put him in one of them crazy-buckets.