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Why are so many words not pronounced how they are spelled?

Doesnt it just needlessly complicate things for no real reason? 

2 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Because English borrows from over 5 different languages. 

  • 2 months ago

    The language has evolved over a long period of time, and the way it is now is just how it's worked out.  It wasn't planned that way.

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