Wednesday, April 13, 2011

K is for . . . K!

* The letter K is the eleventh letter of the English alphabet and the eighth consonant
* In early Latin, there was no difference between the K, C and Q: all three letters represented the same sound
* People sometimes purposely misspell C words using a letter K, in order to achieve alliterative effects or just to sound Kewl (cool)
* K is the only tile in the English game of Scrabble that is worth 5 points! There is only 1 key in the English version of the game. In the Czech version of the game, on the other hand, there are 3 K tiles which are each worth only one point. Guess the Czech's show more kindness towards the K!

Found all this exciting info here.

10 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Melissa .. it is amazing how much language has changed .. but how different alphabets have developed .. I guess the Czech language has many Ks .. hence the nul point.

Thanks - have been enjoying your series .. Hilary

Carole Anne Carr said...

I hate it when I pick up the K!!

Sheila said...

I loved this! What a smartie pants to blog on the letter "K"! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Liked your "K" post! Stopping by from A to Z!
http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.com/

Ju Dimello said...

Never knew that about K :-D Thought it was just another alphabet ;) Silly me!!

Following you from A-Z challenge!

nutschell said...

Didn't know the letter K could be so interesting! thanks for sharing this.new follower through the a-z. :)
nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jennifer said...

Thanks for all of the K facts!

Julie said...

Hi Melissa! Great post for K, I enjoyed reading it. It's great to meet you through A-Z! :)

J.L. Campbell said...

Interesting stuff I never knew about the letter K.

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