Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Why Is English Spelling So Weird?

Why Is English Spelling So Weird? a cute film with live human doing speeded up drawing about the history of English and its many contradictory origins.  "English spelling might seem crazy and unfair, but there are reasons for how it got to be that way. Here is the brief history, in words and pictures, of our weird spelling system and the people who made it." From Akira Okrent. Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, Chicago.