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eberntson wrote:This is a french vs germanic-english thing, but why do we retain the KN. Germany just simplified there grammer & spelling, why can't we just drop the KN?
Verbum's can-o'-worms point is well taken. The reason it's in there in my understanding is that in Olde Englishe the word was pronounced "k-nicht" (ch=gutteral) and written script reflects the spoken language only at the time it (the written) is invented. The more the spoken lingo evolves, the more variants in the script. You wanna see some real variants, look at Scottish Gaelic...
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