Re: [R] W-E-I-R-D Weird!

From: Rolf Turner <r.turner_at_auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:27:43 +1200

On 2/07/2008, at 10:15 AM, Bert Gunter wrote:

> Ow ow ow. I can't stand it any longer! "Weird" is one of those weird
> exceptions in English to the "i before e except after c" rule and
> is spelled
> "W-E-I-R-D" .
>
> In case you're interested, the other exceptions are seize, inveigle ,
> either, leisure, neither.

        What about weigh and neighbour? :-)

	(If you're invoking the codicil ``or when sounded "aye" as in
	neighbour or weigh'', then shouldn't inveigle not be considered
	an exception either?) (Or am I mispronouncing ``inveigle''?)

		cheers,

			Rolf Turner

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