"There are two ways to pronounce a word," she said. "The right way, and the way it's spelled."
For example, "people," in my head is "pee-ope-pul" when I spell it. With "soiree," I am trying to remember it as "soy-er-ee," although that's not going to help as much because I might have issues with spelling it "soriee," which is close enough in "shape" as "soiree." Yes, long, long ago I learned that reading is done by shape, even though it's been a "recent Internet discovery." Basically, when we read, we don't spell it out, we start to recognize the essential pattern and shape, especially if it's a word you read a lot. It's funny, it become almost like a pictograph language this way. For those who don't know what I am talking about, here's an example. I bet you can read this at a casual glance:
"Dycelsixs liek Punike ofetn ejnoy lnkinig to Wekipdiia artllces"
It's because even though the letters are scrambled, the "shape" stayed the same. Had I done this:
"Slydexsic keil Nukpie nefto joeny ginnilk ot Iawipkide lesartic."
You would have had a much harder time, unless you were a Martian, and then you would have been really insulted about what I compared your mother to. Even though both examples scramble the letters, the "shape" stays the same in the first example.
The trouble with me is that I often misspell when I type, and thank God for spell checkers, but a lot gets under my radar. Words like "soiree," which seem like a nonsensical arrangement of letters, will constantly get misspelled. I have that trouble with "medieval" and "Kieran," for example.