this question has been pusaleing me all day if we have "c" in english , why do we have "k"? they both make the same sound.

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jdege9 years ago
Mark Twain noticed this, quite a while ago, and offered improvements:

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter c would be dropped to be replased either by k or s, and likewise x would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which c would be retained would be the ch formation, which will be dealt with later.

Year 2 might reform w spelling, so that which and one would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish y replasing it with i and Iear 4 might fiks the g/j anomali wonse and for all.

Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.

Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez c, y and x -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais ch, sh, and th rispektivli.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

Mark Twain
dsman195276 (author)  jdege9 years ago
the only thing i aggree with on that is to get rid of x. i dont even know the sound it makes.
i dont even know the sound it makes.

This makes ks, like in K'nex (Koneks), or texte (tekst).

What's your first language ???? =o)
dsman195276 (author)  chooseausername9 years ago
what about xlaphone ? sorry i cant spell that word(i never use it)and my first language is english.
That's xylophone.
I'm not sure about how it is pronounced in English, but in French (that's the same word) we pronounce it : kzeelofon' or kseelofon' .......

So, I guess that you're supposed to pronounce it ksailofon '
dsman195276 (author)  chooseausername9 years ago
we pronuce the x as a z for z-I-la-phone
LOL !! I'm sure Mark Twain did not imagine there would be so many peoples writing like that on the internet and on their cellphones !!
No kidding. The sad thing is that letter was actually more legible than a lot of stuff I have seen online.
Goodhart9 years ago
ps: I am having troubles finding pusaleing in my dictionary... ;-)
? :-) ?
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