Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 14:17:07 EST From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: I before E err, ahh, 'seige' WOULD be an exception, IF we spelled it that way... Larry ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- The way I learned it was, "i" before "e" except after "c", or when sounds like /ey/, as in "neighbor" and "neigh." "Either", "neither", "weird", "leisure", and "seige" are 5 exceptions, if you please. Ellen S. Polsky (Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Colorado.EDU)