ninth and nineth

so … 9th is spelled “ninth”

why is it not spelled “nineth”? “ninth” should sound so different … sounds like some sort of outer-land from middle earth …

the english language never truly makes sense.

according to Google, 310,000 spelled 9th wrong … including information about the “Nineth Day of Christmas”

2 thoughts on “ninth and nineth

  1. fd

    Also, why is “eighth” pronounced “eitth”? It should be pronounced “eith”:
    e – e
    i – i
    gh – silent
    th – th
    Or at least, it should be written eightth.
    [Yes, I know I’m commenting on a 3.5year old post, so what?]


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