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LE pronounced as EL

Posted By: geoffhargreaves

LE pronounced as EL - 09/13/16 10:18 PM

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: LukeJavan8

Re: LE pronounced as EL - 09/14/16 03:08 AM

WELCOME
Posted By: jheem

Re: LE pronounced as EL - 09/28/16 04:25 PM

Spelling is a strange and variable thing. OE cetel, cetil, chytel, ME kettel, chytel, etc.; OE lȳtel. ME litelle, litle, litl, littel, little, etc.

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 !
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