to clarify, i am referring to the need of an 'u' after the letter 'q'. I am in debate with my husband, who says that there is no rule regarding the use of q when spelling. I believe that q is always followed by an'u'. Could someone also direct me to a free on line source of the oxford english dictionary, as we are also in debate over the exsistance of the following words in the english language;
many thanks to anyone who can be helpful.
There isn't a spelling rule. :( It's a matter of the history of English:
Originally Posted by mellypuss
There's one word I know of that doesn't have 'u': qwerty, (1926), from the first six keys on a standard typewriter keyboard. There's also Qatar, which isn't an English word.
Originally Posted by etymology online
Here's a great online dictionary: Click Here. It has entries for bot and qua, but not for wiv.
All the best, :D
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