Sunday, 29 May 2016

Waarom is there a "b" in doubt?



A lesson in etymology today. Why do we write the words like we do, sometimes so "without reason". Well, if you go back in history you'll find out that there was a reason for it after all...

Enjoy.

8 comments:

  1. I always felt bad for the students, who had great difficulty with the English spelling of words when how they sound has nothing to do with the spelling. (my son included). Had something like this been available, maybe I could have made those words a little easier for them.
    hugs abby

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    1. I doubt if it made a big difference, Abby. There are so many rules and exceptions in language, it's a living thing and changes all the time. But a story behind a word, and nearly every word has a story, does help to remember.

      IF you are interested enough...

      Han

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  2. Wow! Would have been really helpful to have this type of explanation in school. I always learn something new when I come to visit you, Han...thanks so much!

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Smile, I hope you do not have the idea of being at school, Cat. Naughty pictures soon to prove that you're not...

      Big grin,
      Han

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  3. What a wonderful post, Han! English is such a wonderful, confusing language, isn't it? =)

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    1. Well. Yes. I have problems with homonyms like Weather and Whether, Their, there, and they’re.
      And I never, ever will learn the difference between Than and Then.

      The last one I'm sure I mess up at least half of the time.

      Thank you girl with the naughty name for your comment,

      Han

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  4. Like it, smile .
    Yes, why do not do things harder then it can be?
    Smile...

    Mona Lisa

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    1. Now you know, Mona Lisa. Because of a dead language we change the living languages all the time...

      Thank you for your comment,
      Han

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