Written for Not quite February, but this appeared when I typed it in. Stream 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.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

4 thoughts on “Silent

  1. True, very true. In English words are written and spelled differently. That compliments things for learners of English as a second language.
    You’re studying practice? That’s great. Breathe easy, Spanish is pronounced just like it’s written. But you do need to remember the stress-rule. And the truck load of conjugation. You can do it. All the best. XoXo

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