#1
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Need help!

Does anyone know why people use "flight" of stairs? It just doesn't make sense to me.

I googled and found no explanation.

Me and a friend discussed that it maybe "flight" since stairs elevate you to another level, therefore u sort of fly? Then he said i was thinking too analytical about it.


So an explanation would be cool.
#2
Because it is; the English language is ****ing stupid.
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#3
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Because it is; the English language is ****ing stupid.


Pretty much sums it up.
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#4
A better question is why goose has a plural of geese while moose is still moose? Or why gone and cone don't have the same "O" sound...?

Because english doesn't make sense yet more people know it.. which also doesn't make sense...
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#5
I googled and it said the origin is unknown. Fucking disappointing.

Although I know that no-one knows where the word "dog" comes from. That's a bit related.
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I googled and it said the origin is unknown. Fucking disappointing.

Although I know that no-one knows where the word "dog" comes from. That's a bit related.


Onomatopoeia? That's my guess.
#8
thanks deplorable!

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#9
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thanks deplorable!

...i would give u some cake that i'm eating now, but can't.

I want cake


nah, no worries man, I thought of this myself a while ago and needed to find the answer, so i did some research and that's what i found
#10
So apparently u were right Ezza.
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#11
Maybe they were high?
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A better question is 1. why goose has a plural of geese while moose is still moose? Or why 2. gone and cone don't have the same "O" sound...?

Because english doesn't make sense yet more people know it.. which also doesn't make sense...


1. Because English has a lot of loan words from other languages, so a word with internal changes to form the plural is likely to be of Germanic origin, like the word Ox/Oxen. Moose would have been a later loan word from a different language to end up with the plural it has.

2. Because, again, they have different etymologies, and because /g/ is voiced and /k/ is unvoiced (make the noises, /g/ will cause your throat to vibrate), and it is easier to make a lower vowel after a voiced consonant, and easier to make a higher vowel after an unvoiced consonant.

Also the /e/ at the end of words used to mean the first vowel is long. So gone would have been said like cone. But in the 1600s there was a vowel shift, fucking everything up, and making it so nothing sounds like it is spelt any more. Words with no /e/ on the end normally sound shorter. So compare gone and con, you'll see how the vowel shift ruined that word


As for the OP question, dunno. Let's not forget flight only meant what it does now in recent history. Aeroplanes haven't been around for that long, before that only birds flew. I think steps have been around longer than aeroplanes, so who knows what the original meaning of 'flight' in general might have been
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1. Because English has a lot of loan words from other languages, so a word with internal changes to form the plural is likely to be of Germanic origin, like the word Ox/Oxen. Moose would have been a later loan word from a different language to end up with the plural it has.

2. Because, again, they have different etymologies, and because /g/ is voiced and /k/ is unvoiced (make the noises, /g/ will cause your throat to vibrate), and it is easier to make a lower vowel after a voiced consonant, and easier to make a higher vowel after an unvoiced consonant.

Also the /e/ at the end of words used to mean the first vowel is long. So gone would have been said like cone. But in the 1600s there was a vowel shift, fucking everything up, and making it so nothing sounds like it is spelt any more. Words with no /e/ on the end normally sound shorter. So compare gone and con, you'll see how the vowel shift ruined that word

.... touche

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