Statistics of Yesterday
Hi! Today's topic is really short, just an interesting factoid I figured out. But first, my stats! Yesterday, I...
X to G
We all know that in English, when a noun is transformed into an adjective through the use of the -ian suffix, the last letter of that noun sometimes changes. However, most people haven't considered what the letter X changes to, given that it's very rare for English words to end in it.
Well, you could probably guess by the title what it changes to: G. For example, things having to do with the River Styx (from Greek Στυξ) are Stygian. I couldn't find any other good examples, but trust me, it's a rule of the language.
I've found that this is not only rare because of the few number of words ending in X, but because of the much, much fewer number of words that both end in X and are able to be used with the -ian suffix.
That's all for today. I hope you enjoyed! I won't be posting tomorrow or Christmas. See you on the 26th!