All posts tagged "latin influence"
A Short History of ‘You’
“What’s wrong with you?” posits the Oxford Dictionaries. But, seriously, what’s up with the oddness that is the second person personal...English PronounsMarch 12, 2019
No Doubt the “Silent B” Owes a Subtle Debt to History
School children all over the English-speaking world bemoan the many “silent” letters of English spelling. The orthographic system of the English...InformationAugust 28, 2018
Are You Wondering About the ‘R’ in February?
English spelling appears inconsistent at first. From silent letters to doubled letters, the orthography of English seems downright wacky to native...InformationAugust 27, 2018
Latin Loanwords in English
The English language has borrowed extensively from the Latin language beginning during the Germanic period before English was English through the...InformationNovember 8, 2011