rover, lover, mover. . COMB BOMB TOMB why do none of these words rhyme?. Because etymology. One comes from Greek (Tomb) one from Latin (Bomb) and one from German (Comb). The verb "to comb," as opposed to the noun for "
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COMB
BOMB
TOMB
why do none of these words rhyme?
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User avatar #3 - monswine (09/28/2013) [-]
Because etymology. One comes from Greek (Tomb) one from Latin (Bomb) and one from German (Comb). The verb "to comb," as opposed to the noun for "crest, honeycomb, etc" comes from Old English. Lastly, standardized spelling is a pretty recent development of language (by the time of Shakespeare punctuation still hadn't been standardized in English) and without something like an Academy to direct it the english-speaking world had a pretty slapdash time getting its **** straight. The "Ye Olde" trope basically stems from the fact that people could write **** however they wanted as long as the letters kind of made sense. Hence William Blake's: Tyger. Yeah, that's right and sometimes y, bitch.
#2 - nekolacek (09/27/2013) [-]
Rhyme is accordance of sound at the end of word, not letters.... i think
#6 - douthit (09/28/2013) [-]
Uh-oh. You said "bomb" on the internet.
User avatar #5 - guywithafork (09/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Comb and Tomb are pronounced the same in my country.
Tomb and Comb are both pronounced like Home but with either a T or a C instead of an H, how do you guys pronounce it?
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