Why english has so many useless letters?

The ‘k’ sound can be represented by ‘c’, ‘k’ and ‘q’. We could get rid of two of these letters.

Also english needd accent marks for vowels

Because there are many vowel variations in english 

3 Answers

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It doesn't. It lacks letters

    That's because the Roman Catholic monks introduced an alphabet that was adapted for Latin, rather than developing one suited for English

  • 3 weeks ago

    English is a torturing language, its a mix of all kinds of invading armies languages throughout centuries in England, France etc.. and also European conquests too. It was like one big schoolyard unless you were geographically isolated... 

  • 3 weeks ago

    The English alphabet has three letters that are redundant, C, Q and X. These are used by other languages for phonemes that are not in English. English has 23 consonants and 12 vowels (with some dialectal variation) that need to be represented by just 26 letters, three of which are redundant. C can be represented by S and K, Q by K, and X by KS and  Z but the quirks of the language, its history and the origins of many words lead to the very strange spellings we see in English today. 

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