Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 22:06:28 -0500

From: "William H. Smith" Wh5mith[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: I before E

I don't have my _Petit Larousse_ here at home either, but I would guess that


'seizure', and 'forfeit' all come from Old Frence 'ei'. 'weird', however, is

Old English

('wyrd', if I remember correctly), but there may be something about "after

'w'", as there

is for "before 'gh'".

Bill Smith

Piedmont College