English spelling origin (OT?)

Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Dec 11 17:14:15 UTC 2002

--On Wednesday, December 11, 2002 10:45 AM -0500 Laurence Horn
<laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> The version I remember from grade school goes
> I before E
> Except after C,
> Or when sounded as A*
> As in "neighbor" and "weigh"

Here's the rest:

But their, weird and either,
Foreign, seize and neither,
Leisure, forfeit and height
Are exceptions spelled right.

Peter Mc.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at linfield.edu

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