by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/07/29 17:18 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/07/29/682785.aspx
Now how does that saying go?
I before E, except after C,
Or when it sound like 'A', like in Neighbor and Weigh,
Or when it sound like 'Ear', like in the word Weird,
Unless it sound like 'Eek', like in Duncan Sheik!
Ok, I added that last part in. But in my defense I do have that built-in appreciation for singer/songwriters, and it is how his name is spelled. But what do you expect me to do, when Duncan Sheik is playing in Seattle tonight? :-)
That's right, he will be at Chop Suey, playing with Vienna Teng. Doors open at 9pm.
You can get tickets here (from TicketWeb), and if you happen to see me scooting along then feel free to say hi and mention if you heard about the show reading here! :-)
If I get up the nerve, I'll ask Duncan if the 'Mark Liberman' in the "Thanks to:" section of the liner notes in his newest album (White Limosine) is the Penn linguist I've mentioned in the past....
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# Mike on 11 Nov 2007 9:05 AM:
I don't understand! what about field and their, please explain.....
# Michael S. Kaplan on 11 Nov 2007 9:44 AM:
More exceptions, that's all.
# dre on 4 Aug 2008 4:59 AM:
i think i before e but exept after e is dumb
cool girl on 7 Sep 2010 8:58 PM:
thx u saved me fromm getting a F in my language arts test. thax dude:) ;)
Michael S. Kaplan on 7 Sep 2010 9:03 PM:
I'm here to help! What grade? :-)
Michele on 12 Oct 2010 4:37 PM:
Just looked this up to help my son out for his spelling test tomorrow. I could only remember the first part "I before e except after c and sometimes..." -then it all went into a haze. lol... But now I got it, and so does he! Thanks! :)
bella/marko on 5 May 2011 6:03 AM:
I know all this stuff but it was lots of help to a friend of mines 3 year old daughter
Bart Burroughs on 12 Jul 2011 6:30 AM:
Actually, the real pronunciation of Sheik is not sh-eek but sh-ake so it sounds like A.
Airman USN on 11 Nov 2011 6:56 AM:
What rule applies to the word seizure?
Michael S. Kaplan on 11 Nov 2011 7:55 AM:
The Duncan Sheik rule, of course!
2006/08/04 Duncan Sheik and Vienna Teng last weekend
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