Can we talk

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Can we talk

Can we talk about the letter 'w'? Because it's the only letter in the alphabet that's not phonetic, plus it's the only one that's more than one syllable long! Plus it's not even original, it piggybacks off of the letter 'u' when it should really be piggybacking off of the letter 'v'. What happened to it? I'm really curious, does anybody know why? 

submitted by Phoenix Tears, age 13 she/her, Revolutionary Grape Jelly
(September 30, 2022 - 6:06 am)

IDK what happened to it, but all i know is when it looks like this: w it should be called double v, not double u. If you make it look like a double u, call it that if you want. But if you don't, call it a double v! Letters are so confusing.

submitted by Pancake, age Fresh, On A Plate
(September 30, 2022 - 11:50 am)

Oh yeah, some people do write it like two u's, I forgot about that... but when you type it it just looks like a double v. You're right, I guess English in general is very weird.

Also, top!

submitted by Phoenix Tears, topping this thread
(September 30, 2022 - 3:15 pm)

In French, it is called a "doble v" *v pronounced vay*. That was the original name, but yet in our language its official term is double u! Weird.

submitted by Starli
(October 1, 2022 - 10:13 am)

Yeah, I noticed that when I first learned the French alphabet!

submitted by Caroline
(October 2, 2022 - 10:33 pm)