Friday, July 20, 2012



trove, drove, dove, strove, stove, jove, shrove
prove, move, remove, 
clove, cove, alcove,
hove, wove, rove,


glove, oven, dove (pigeon), above, shove

Why there is discrepancy?

love, grove, move: three different vowels due to ambiguity in the spelling system

Norman spelling system prohibited writing u before m, n, v: son, love, come

cf. Wiki

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