https://lindaghill.com/author/lindaghill/ Strean of Consciousness is silent letters. In the English language we are full of them. A knife, you know, and our palms are numb. There are many rules when writing, and yet it is something I know, rather than something I have learnt.
In the written word, writing has that ”w”. Why? It’s like someone thought, I know, that will a great idea. We’ll make words that don’t make sense. Why do we need that w? It’s a great talking point isn’t it.
Even words like February (Febuery) – I spell that word sounding out the ”r”. Feb ru ary, just the same way I spell words like knife (nife) – k – n – ife. Wednesday (Wensday) – Wed -nes – day. It is all rather strange, but we were brought up with it, so never really questioned it. English is a complicated language, but we’re not the only ones. I’m learning Spanish, where it is spelled with a ”h” but never pronounced. The same with ”l”.
If you look at any language it will be the same – at least we are not alone.