Monday, August 13, 2007

The alphabet, from H to K!


Hello, Lovers of Learning! I'm Jerry Wambaugh, and you might remember me from such books as 'The decimal system, from 4 to 7', and 'A Comprehensive Guide for the direction 'Left''! Welcome to KNOWLEDGE CORNER!

Today, I'm here to tell you all about the alphabet, from H to K. It might seem a little complicated at first, but if you have any questions, just leave them in comments and I'll be happy not to answer them.

Firstly, we start with 'H'. It's not a very exciting letter, but it has its place in the language. If you spoke Swahili and didn't know anything about the English alphabet, then 'H' would be a good place to start, but only if you didn't start with the other 25 letters first.

Secondly, we move on to the letter 'I'. 'I' is a useful letter, since it allows you to refer to yourself, though not other people, so much. Lets look at it in greater detail, shall we?





Isn't it a fascinating letter? Interestingly, if you combine the letters 'I' and 'H', you come up with the word 'HI!', which is a way of saying hello to people that you want to seem polite too but not necessarily have a conversation with. It's a very good word to learn if you want to speak the English language, but not necessarily understand it, which is the case of most of my readers.

Now, the next bit seems a bit complicated, but don't be scared. The letter 'J' is one of the strangest letters in the English language, and I don't really have much time to go into why it's complicated: it just is.

So we'll just skip past the letter 'J' and go right to the letter 'K'. 'K' is a very useful letter to learn, since it forms the last part of that common English-language word, 'OK'. However, the letter 'O' that comes before the 'K' is much too difficult for amateurs like you or me to understand, so we'd better not talk about it.

Anyway, isn't language a wonderful and beautiful thing? I certainly think so. It's been fun having this lesson, and next time you pass someone in the street, why don't you say 'Hi' to them? Just for fun!

Be sure to tune in next week to KNOWLEDGE CORNER, when I introduce you to the concept of 'Opening a Door: Lesson One - How to Recognise the Handle'!

Well, Learning Lovers, it's been real - bye for now!


Jo said...

I'm definitely enlightened, but I hate it when people skip over the letter 'J'.



erry Wambaugh said...

Let's not load our readers with too many 'facts'. We're here to learn things, not understand them.

Caz said...

I'm already over I.

Could we have a new post now?

Gempires said...

What are you doing on our 30th? Would you like to join me for coffee?

TimT said...

Caz - coming up. Soonish...

Gem - Coffee to celebrate/commemorate the passing of our twenties sounds like a fine idea.

Gempires said...

righto, stay tuned.

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