Why Chaucer Said ‘Ax’ Instead Of ‘Ask,’ And Why Some Still Do : Code Switch : NPR

Posted: May 2, 2016 in Welcome

People often question why some pronounce the word “ask” as “ax.” We axed several linguists, and it turns out that “ax” has long been an accepted form of the word, used by English speakers for more than a thousand years.

Source: Why Chaucer Said ‘Ax’ Instead Of ‘Ask,’ And Why Some Still Do : Code Switch : NPR

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