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Why Is English So Weird?

why is english so weird

The English language is notoriously difficult to learn and to spell. In this episode, Danièle talks about the medieval roots of English and how it got to be so weird.

Where you can read English from centuries past:

Beowulf

Geoffrey Chaucer

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

King James’ Bible

The Works of William Shakespeare

See also: What is the Great Vowel Shift?

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