The English writing system is very complex. So complex that if it’s approached visually, it’s no wonder people, even many professors, get into a terrible tangle. If, on the other hand, we start from what every child growing up with English as their L1 learns without having to be taught – the sounds of their… Continue reading Bringing order out of seeming chaos
News again from National Public Radio or npr in the USA. They’ve recently noticed the jettisoning by the UK government of the ‘i before e, except after c’ rule.Npr reports that Ben Schott has fixed the rule in his sights and declared it to be ‘an annoying edict about an annoying rule’. On his blog… Continue reading Schott takes aim at ‘i before e, except after c’.