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    one spelling rule

    Hello everyone,
    Could you, please, help me?
    Do we always change an 'e' into an 'i' when we add the suffix 'al' if the final letters are 'le' is there such a rule or is it just an exception?
    Bible Biblical
    Thank you an advance

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    Re: one spelling rule

    What other words do you have in mind, elenah?

    Of the 782 nouns ending in le listed here, my quick scan reveals none able to be treated thus.

    Please note that a better title would have been Bible/Biblical.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #3

    Re: one spelling rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Of the 782 nouns ending in le listed here, my quick scan reveals none able to be treated thus.
    A great pity. It would be nice to be able to talk of boondogglical projects like the Millennium Dome or United Passions.

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    #4

    Re: one spelling rule

    Changing the 'e' to 'i' has nothing to do with an 'le' ending. A change occurs in all words for which you need to use the suffix "ical".
    practice - practical.
    cube - cubical, cubicle
    cone - conical
    type - typical
    etc.
    http://www.onelook.com/?w=*ical&loc=...=1&sswo=1&ls=a

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