I think they're just ideolectal variants" It is certainly of interest to those who like to investigate how language changes, but that's all. Care to take a guess as to how to say clough and slough?
You can see the rest at the link below: As for our idiosyncratic spelling, at least it gives us gems like these three poems, the first one quite well-known to EFL teachers and students. Of course, sometimes pronunciation follows spelling and sometimes it doesn't. According to the OED the sounding of the t was not then recognized by the dictionaries.
I can only assume I got it from school. And I realise that for me it's often my natural first choice. Now first say finger, And then singer, ginger, linger, Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge, Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
The OED quote is from As linguist David Crystal says in the introduction to the republished original first edition: Then one fowl is a goose, but two are called geese, Yet the plural of mouse should never be meese, Shoes, goes, does.
Of course, sometimes pronunciation follows spelling and sometimes it doesn't. Fowler disliked the notion that words must be pronounced as spelled. Fowler's Modern English Usage. Ruff is gaining sum traction.
The long-drawn-out joke in The Pirates of Penzance - 'When you said orphan did you mean a person who has lost his parents or often , frequently' - will soon be unintelligible to the audience. That would now be an understatement of its currency. According to the OED the sounding of the t was not then recognized by the dictionaries.
Posted by: Memuro | on October 2, 2012
Of course, sometimes pronunciation follows spelling and sometimes it doesn't. Second edition, revised by Gowers.
But I have absolutely no idea where I got it from; I certainly never made a conscious decision to use 'to' rather than 'from'. Ruff is gaining sum traction.
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