Why does the alphabet Q always have the word u followed when it comes to a word like quater, quit, quick.
Why is the letter Q always followed by the letter U?
Why does the letter U always follow the letter Q?
The letter 'q' is not always followed by the letter 'u'. There are a few English words, borrowed
from other languages that have q with no following u.
One is "inqilab", which means a riot or disturbance. Also names of countries and cities often have a q with no following u. For example, Iraq, Iqaluit, etc.
The 'qu" combination almost always sounds like 'kw', so why don't we write:
quick as kwick
quiet as kwiet
quite as kwite...
I have one more kwestion ... who's in charge of my language... in other words, who's rsponsible for this 'qu' mess? I must speak with that person...:)