Random DWJ discovery of the d

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 30 15:51:11 EST 2005


--- "Dorian E. Gray" <israfel at eircom.net> wrote:
> 
> Whereas in English, the letter-combination "ough",
> to take a notorious 
> example, can represent any one of at least four
> different sounds, 

There are 28 possible ways to say "ough" listed here

http://www.cs.uu.nl/wais/html/na-dir/puzzles/archive/language/part1.html


(That is a long url you may have to cut and paste to
get it all - the site is also long, you need to go
about 3/4 of the way down) admittedly some are
obsolete and/or dialect words. People who enjoy
playing with words will probably want to look through
the related pages as well. It is the archive of the
rec.puzzles newsgroup. Use the link at the top to
puzzles/archive/language for more language pages.

Jon


		
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