Posted by John Nichols on June 24, 2022 at 14:00:37 user Mcneacail.
In Reply to: Shewn (was shown) posted by Jock on June 20, 2022 at 07:53:37:
The problem with English is the breadth of the language, the slow evolution and the changes in pronunciation over the last 1000 yrs.
As a point you cannot read the OED from cover to cover without accepting there are 29 real letters in the alphabet, you cannot make sense of English unless you accept that Y is a vowel some of the time.
Shewn is just one example of the evolution.
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