Day: January 25, 2017

Why is “species” sometimes pronounced as “spee-shees”?

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The explanation behind this is tied up with the bizarre history of the Traditional English pronunciation of Latin. I didn’t find an explicit explanation of what happened with species, and in fact the rules in that Wikipedia page took me in a slightly different direction to where I hoped to go. But here goes. I […]