The Vogel (Fau) is a phenomenon of logic in German spelling many spelling gurus like to call this Logical!
The bird ergo German Vogel "Fau" in this case wants to tell you that it is not an "eF", so it is pointed out that it is not a word with the letter "F" but with the letter "V" because the bird (pronounced "Fogel") is not written with the letter "F" but with the so-called bird "Fau" which is known as the letter "V" .
Spelling gurus claim that spelling is logical, of course it isn't, it's not math! Even in German, spelling is not a logical thing that you can rely on, but pure memorization of facts that sometime a spelling guru has developed / determined! This can also be seen in the umpteenth spelling reform, or that the exceptions do not confirm the rule!
The "Fogel" / Vogel "Fau" / V Hammers!
Viktor = Fiktor = Viktor
intravenously german intravenös << it's not a "Fau" anymore, is it???
Vase << The hammer, why not Wase ??
Vulkan << It's also logical, isn't it :-)
Vagina <<< not bad either
... etc ... .... and so on ...
So you see, the whole thing has nothing to do with logic, it's pure memorization, it's really great when people say I don't understand mathematics and how are they supposed to understand the spelling. There are well over 10,000 terms that have no logic at all, but facts to learn by heart and poor children are wasting their valuable brain power and that worldwide!
FAQ 259: Updated on: 14 June 2022 20:15