[OT] English spelling [was RE: Taking apart a Brikon 723 floppy drive analyzer]

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 21:19:03 CDT 2009


Rich Alderson wrote:
> Not even Latin spelling is entirely static--ecclesiastical Latin
> spellings often differ from the classical language.
> 
> And it's
> 
>         i before e except after c,
>          if the sound of the word is 'long e'

I always learned it as:

I before E except after C
   Except when sounding like A
   As in "neighbor" and "weigh"

Peace...  Sridhar



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