How Do You Spell STYER?
The word "styer", referring to a hunting rifle made by Styria Arms, is spelled with a y, but pronounced with an [i] sound. This is because the y in English can represent both the vowel sound [ɑɪ] (as in "fly") and the vowel sound [i] (as in "myth"). In this case, the y represents the second sound, which is pronounced with the front of the tongue raised towards the roof of the mouth. Remembering this pronunciation can help avoid confusion when discussing this type of firearm.