I assume that "veritable" was once pronounced the way it is spelled, ending with "-bluh" in the French way. When did A-S words like "kettle, bottle, settle, spittle, nettle, mettle, fettle, little," become "kettel, bottel, settel, spittel, nettel, mettel, fettel, littel"? Or were they always "misspelled"?
Posted By: jheem
Re: LE pronounced as EL - 09/28/16 04:25 PM
Spelling is a strange and variable thing. OE cetel
, ME kettel
, etc.; OE lȳtel
. ME litelle
You, too, can have fun looking the rest of these up: for Old English
and Middle English
(Edited to fix typo.)
Posted By: LukeJavan8
Re: LE pronounced as EL - 09/28/16 04:36 PM
Thanks for the reference.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Re: LE pronounced as EL - 09/28/16 07:53 PM
Jheem - nice to see you again !