Why does before start with a B and after start with an A if A comes before B? ?
- ?Lv 74 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.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
That's the way letters and words are different.
Same way the letter aitch doesn't start with an aitch.
- JonZLv 74 weeks ago
For the same reason IDIOT starts with an I.