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10-16-2010, 12:13 AM
Join Date: Mar 2007
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latin really helped me understand english rules and such.
fun fact: "i" is a complete sentence in latin.
edit: i've done more research into the origins of english. before the 15th/16th century, things were consistent and made sense. then something called the Great Vowel Shift happened...some words changed, some didn't. one of many exceptions: father is still pronounced with a long a, instead of a short one, like in "gather." this is also the period where the whole "its a long vowel if there's an E on the end of a word" thing came from. back then, the e was pronounced, sort of like in Italian. example: "wipe" was pronounced "weep-a."
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