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English Spelling Problems September 7, 2007

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This is a fascinating little site that explores the problems of spelling English words. It’s been produced by Masha Bell, who has also written a book on the subject. Teachers will find the extensive word lists on the site extremely useful and there’s also lots of other interesting information about spelling. For example the author tells us that English is unique as no other European language has more than 1000 unpredictable spellings. The history section sheds some light of exactly why our spelling system is so chaotic.