We're celebrating our Tenth Anniversary here at the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
#AtoZchallenge. The blog hop that made an online community by asking bloggers to spend the month of April using the English alphabet as inspiration for their posts. We're glad you stopped by today.
- V is never silent in any word. (Excludes proper nouns, which aren't dictionary words anyway.)
- The letter V was created when the Romans changed the look of the Etruscan upsilon, which was stolen from the Greeks, who took it from the Phoenicians (Canaanites), who adapted it from the Proto-Sinaitic Egyptian scribe shorthand.
- Letter v and u were once interchangeable.
- Ever wonder why "W" isn't pronounced "double-V"? It's because Germanic languages influenced heavier than Classical Latin.
- In Roman numerals, five is written as V.
- V is the sixth least frequently used letter in the English language.
- Seven words that end with V:
- Vizcacha: a burrowing rodent. Has a base score of 27 in the game of Scrabble.
- The word venison derives from the Latin word venor, which means hunted. It could refer to the edible meat of any hunted animal, but deer were the most popular game when the word was coming into use, thus it most often means deer meat.
- Haricots Verts (French-style green beans) are pronounced “arr-ee-co-vair.” Vichyssoise (a cold potato leek soup) is pronounced “vishy-swozz.”
Villians! Who is your favorite fictional one and why?