Rhymes for Learning a Language
Aquage posted this in Spanish and I thought it would be interesting to hear others. Are there any rhymes you were taught to learn something in another language? Either a rule or grammar, whatever it may be.
Aquage posted for Spanish (I hope they don't mind a copy paste :) ): This and these both have 't's, that and those don't
First one that comes to mind for my native English is: I before E, except after C.
But this rule is overruled all the time... go English! :P
My neighbor told me to weigh his sleigh while his horse said "neigh." Strange orthography, is it not?
That's only the first half of the saying. The full phrase is: I before E, except after C or when sounding like "ay" as in "neighbor" or "weigh". And weird is just weird.
Nice topic idea! I can't recall exactly, there's one for English something like "when two vowels go for a walk, the first is the one to talk" (e.g. in "boat", "o" and "a" go for a walk but only the "o" sound is heard).
Something that I just recently learned for German.
When i and e go walking, the 2nd letter does the talking. So, when i and e are together like this: ie and this: ei the second letter is the sound that is produced (Going by English sounds).
I just remembered another one for English, "When in doubt, sound it out." I assume this is because a majority of our spellings are spelled phonetically? No idea if that's true but nonetheless!