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Originally posted by tinfoil hatter
No offense to anyone, but so what if they are owls. What does that mean really?
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
Am I the only one who cannot see the images?
I tried refreshing, and opening the images in a new window but they come up dead.
Borrowings into English from Latin words featuring œ (which in turn are often from Greek words featuring οι) have changed to the letter e, especially in American English. For example, fœderal has become federal in English, while phœnix can be spelled phenix only in American English. In those words that have not changed to e, it has become generally acceptable to write any such œ as oe in English. Indeed, recent dictionaries generally list only the form without a ligature. In all such words, the œ, oe, or e is pronounced /i:/, or /ɛ/ in a few cases.