Talk:E (letter)

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 Definition The fifth letter of the English and Latin alphabets. [d] [e]

Apologies: these vowel articles are long & unwieldy & I wasn't going to put this one in yet, but David very kindly started it for me with the disambiguation. Also I have yet to learn how to do a table. Ro Thorpe 17:16, 29 February 2008 (CST)

I was going to ask indeed whether you were going to make a table out of this. There are lots of good MediaWiki table tutorials out there. As long as you keep them simple, tables are pretty easy. --Larry Sanger 18:31, 29 February 2008 (CST)

Thanks for the encouragement - and with a bit more from Hayford, I managed it - Ro Thorpe 15:38, 1 March 2008 (CST)

The use of an acute accent to represent the sound the French write with a grave accent and vice versa is unfortunate. Peter Jackson 10:55, 10 December 2011 (UTC)
Perhaps, but I chose the acute accent for the more common sound because most people are right-handed and/or forward-slopers – only Italian, that I can think of, "leads" with the grave. Plus, I wanted to preserve, paradoxically, the attractive notion that English is an accentless language: leaving off all French accents adds only a few "é" homographs: "a resume", "rose wine", "charge d’affaires". Ro Thorpe 20:56, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Not sure where to put cammelia. Peter Jackson 09:56, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

It's spelt wrongly in the list, presumably because I was surprised to find, in the Concise Oxford only, a variant pronunciation, cammélia. But do we need it on this page? Ro Thorpe 13:34, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
I see I managed to mistype the spelling myself. The point is that long vowel before double consonant is unusual. Peter Jackson 10:08, 3 January 2013 (UTC)
Ah, I see, it was right in the list, it is indeed irregular, so I've changed it back there. Now to put it in here... Ro Thorpe 14:18, 3 January 2013 (UTC)