English is the bast@rd child of many different languages and is very much like humanity, in that it is rife with contradiction and inconsistency.

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Contradiction is right. Like mouse and mice, house and hice? nope, houses.

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lol, there is no pattern^^...remember "I before E except after C".....except for neighbor, weigh, eight, foreign, height, seize, veil, vein, rein, beige.....weird!

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And so on and so forth, ad infinitum

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lol, yup^^

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I know there's no consistency in the english language. It's a hard one to learn.

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You are right.

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Because English is a language fraught with exceptions and irregularities.

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No kidding!!! So many things to trip up a person learning it as a new language.

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