WCEA partner Rowena Rae is earning praise for her book about salmon.
The fine art of English spelling
If you’ve ever puzzled over why “limb” and “debt” have a silent b, and what’s with the “i before e except after c” dictum when there are so many departures from the so-called rule, here’s the book for you.
“For every quirk of spelling, there’s a tale to be told,” writes Mark Peters. And, as he says in this review, David Crystal revels in telling those tales in Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling.
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[…] to impose spelling logic on English words to provide clues to word meaning and pronunciation. In Spell It Out (Picador, 2014), linguist David Crystal describes the many tools scribes used in their […]
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