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Suffixes: Why "daily" not "dayly"?

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2 months 4 weeks ago #719 by Alysia Watkins
Suffixes: Why "daily" not "dayly"? was created by Alysia Watkins
Hi!

As we're learning in Foundations D about adding suffixes, we were wondering about the combinations: "day"+"ly" (daily) and "gay"+"ly" (gaily). These words seem to defy the rules as they both end in the two-letter vowel "ay" yet the "y" appears to change to "i". Following the rules, it seems they should be spelled "dayly" and "gayly".

Could someone please help us understand?

Thanks!

Alysia

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