The English language is very much the some of its parts

Monday, 7 January, 2013

How do you spell HERE?

H-A-I-R.

Wrong, it’s H-E-A-R.

Just how does the English language end up with so many words that sound exactly the same, yet have quite different spellings and meanings? Part of the answer lies the way the language has developed over time, in particular the influences of Latin and French, and the way people have spoken during different periods, among other things.

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