1. The most common letter in English is “e”.
  2. The most common vowel in English is “e”, followed by “a”.
  3. The most common consonant in English is “r”, followed by “t”.
  4. Every syllable in English must have a vowel (sound). Not all syllables have consonants.
  5. Only two English words in current use end in “-gry”. They are “angry” and “hungry”.
  6. The word “triskaidekaphobia” means “extreme fear of the number 13”. This superstition is related to “paraskevidekatriaphobia”, which means “fear of Friday the 13th”.
  7. More English words begin with the letter “s” than with any other letter.
  8. A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the alphabet is called a “pangram”.
  9. The following sentence contains all 26 letters of the alphabet: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.”
  10. The only word in English that ends with the letters “-mt” is “dreamt” (which is a variant spelling of “dreamed”) – as well of course as “undreamt” 🙂
  11. The word “alphabet” comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha, bēta.