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  • #62781
    *Nick*
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    Why isn’t “phonics” as in “phonetics” spelled with an “F” ?

    ???  😉

    #98530

    im not a teacher but i think its coz phonics and phonetics are greek words and they use an ‘F’ sound for ‘PH’

    #98531
    Anonymous
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    Hiya,

    its a roman mispronounciation of the greek “phi” as “fi” which carried over into english and some other european languages but not all hence

    we phone with a phone whereas in some counties you fone with a fone 🙂

    Claire x

    #98532
    *Lassie*
    Member

    [quote author=piglet link=topic=13291.msg255276#msg255276 date=1229611299]
    Hiya,

    yep, foxy is right we’ve carried over the “ph” as f from greek.

    why do the americans insist on taking out the U’s from our words …?  😉  e.g. coloUr 😀

    Claire x
    [/quote]

    Cos they can’t spell :yes: ;D

    #98533
    *Nat*
    Member

    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=13291.msg255273#msg255273 date=1229608510]
    Why isn’t “phonics” as in “phonetics” spelled with an “F” ?

    ???  😉
    [/quote]

    PMSL  😀  😀 Sorry but that’s made me chuckle – says alot for the English language  😀  😀 Has that been bothering you for ages Nick  ;D  😉

    #98534
    xtine
    Member

    tooo tired… but yes…

    #98535
    Anonymous
    Guest

    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=13291.msg255273#msg255273 date=1229608510]
    Why isn’t “phonics” as in “phonetics” spelled with an “F” ?

    ???  😉
    [/quote]

    because that would be too simple ;D

    #98536
    *Nick*
    Member

    Thank you, thank you Nat for getting the joke!  I thought another one of my attempts at humour had failed miserably  :canadian:

    [quote author=*Nat* link=topic=13291.msg255289#msg255289 date=1229618898]
    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=13291.msg255273#msg255273 date=1229608510]
    Why isn’t “phonics” as in “phonetics” spelled with an “F” ?

    ???  😉
    [/quote]

    PMSL  😀  😀 Sorry but that’s made me chuckle – says alot for the English language  😀  😀 Has that been bothering you for ages Nick  ;D  😉
    [/quote]

    #98537
    kizkiznobite
    Member

    lol nick

    i have a chinese friend …as in she lives in china….and when was she learning english she had real trouble with stuff like horse and hoarse where and wear….she once asked me why f**K wasnt spelt ph**k  ;D

    #98538
    xtine
    Member

    😀  😀

    #98539
    Anonymous
    Guest

    why isnt fish spelled ghoti …. ?

    #98540

    ;D  ;D

    Claire ya lost me  😀

    #98541
    *Nat*
    Member

    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=13291.msg255307#msg255307 date=1229628836]
    Thank you, thank you Nat for getting the joke!   I thought another one of my attempts at humour had failed miserably  :canadian:

    [quote author=*Nat* link=topic=13291.msg255289#msg255289 date=1229618898]
    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=13291.msg255273#msg255273 date=1229608510]
    Why isn’t “phonics” as in “phonetics” spelled with an “F” ?

    ???  😉
    [/quote]

    PMSL  😀  😀 Sorry but that’s made me chuckle – says alot for the English language  😀  😀 Has that been bothering you for ages Nick  ;D  😉
    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    Lol I bet you worry about things like how does the man who drives the snow plough get to work  😀

    #98542
    *Nick*
    Member

    and why is the ‘lunch hour’ only half an hour ?

    #98543
    *Nat*
    Member

    ;D  ;D

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