My post last week dabbled into the world of being an author. I suppose that is proper since I am an author.
Now, this week I intend to dabble, once again in author mode, to bringing out connections to words that should not be.
For instance, why do we take a word that ends in l-e-t, such as Chevrolet, and pronounce it as though it was spelled, Chevrolay?
Another miss-que that chaps my shorts are words like, “minute” to denote sixty seconds or “minute” to describe something very small. While we’re on the subject let’s expose a few more homographs. How about “lead,” as to lead others down a trail or “lead,” a piece of heavy toxic metal. Then, again, we have “bass,” a fresh water fish, and “bass,” a musical instrument.
Here is another conundrum. A great number of our words have their origin in Latin. There is a contingency of people who speak fluent Latin. I’ve always heard that Latin is a dead language. I don’t know about you, but I think not.
And we mustn’t forget our fine friend phonics or as I would be remiss to say “fonics,” in staying with the very foundation of applying fonics.
Allow me to show you what a change our friend has made in my life by offering a short sentence.
Hoked on fonics, it werked for me!
Even though I covered this in my last post I feel as though I should relive the idiom one last time. Although I guess we can cross that bridge when we get to it.
Enjoy your week and may God bless you and yours richly!