Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 22:06:28 -0500 From: "William H. Smith" Subject: Re: I before E I don't have my _Petit Larousse_ here at home either, but I would guess that 'leisure', '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