Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 4 weeks ago

Why does before start with a B and after start with an A if A comes before B? ?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Because if we tried to make language symbolically consistent (numbers have the same number of letters as the number they represent, loud is a loud word, quiet is a quiet word, etc) it would devolve into an unusable mess. Language needs to be functional, not follow arbitrary logic.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    That's the way letters and words are different. 

    Same way the letter aitch doesn't start with an aitch.

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  • JonZ
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    For the same reason IDIOT starts with an I.

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