linguistics is probably one of my favorite subjects, because it's so interesting
words are built in a way that makes sense at its conception, or straight up taken from another language literally and then through folk etymology, bracketing, and other forces, it becomes its own word
all those silent letters in words? they probably weren't always silent, we've just dropped them to make pronunciations flow better
and whoever decided hedgehogs should be called "slugcats" (roughly) back in Old Norse times really needed glasses
@ChlorideCull i saw slugcats and was like so hyped for rain world content smh
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