I HATE THIS BECAUSE IT’S NOT TRUE.
Gh would be never be pronounced “f” at the beginning of a word and “ti” alone or at the end of the word would never sound like “sh.” The way combinations of letters sound is dependent on where in the word they occur. It is based on the etymology of the word as well — “tion” generally occurs in words with a Latin root, for example.
I did have to look up the “o” as an “i” thing —- it looks like the Old English word was wfman, and in Middle English it started transitioning to womman and wimman. We probably kept the original pronunciation while changing the spelling to align with the singular “woman.”
Like a fucking boss.
Still waiting for the book list for Comm Relationships though. Watch that book be $100 or something. :P
Still, pretty damn good for 16 books.
My lit reading list for next semester:
-The Great Gatsby (Will be cool to reread at the same time as the movie comes out)
-A Gesture Life (Never heard of it, is it any good?)
-Ghost World (SO PUMPED.)
-Passing (Don’t know this one, either.)
Anddd my Shakespeare list:
-Twelfth Night (aww yeahh)
-Romeo & Juliet (-.-)
-Henry IV Part 1
-Henry IV Part 2
-As You Like It
-A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Not a fan, but whatevs.)
Generally pretty happy with my reading for next semester. Hopefully my books will come soon so I can get a head start, especially on the novels!
“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe