Random DWJ discovery of the d

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Thu Mar 31 10:43:48 EST 2005


On Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at 01:51 PM, Jon Noble wrote:

>
> --- "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
>

A propos of English spelling:   English spelling is not phonetic,
in that you can't guess the spelling of an English word by its
pronunciation.

What English spelling _does_ tell you is quite a lot about the
history of the word.


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