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The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

ISBN 10: 0380715430 / 0-380-71543-0
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Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.


 

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