Exactly why i don't link some sites that i still occasionally read....
As a native American-English speaker, i envy Spanish. With a few exceptions, the letters are pronounced the same way all the time. The evolution of English has been quite different, though, and from a logical point of view, our spelling is completely absurd. It's still INTERESTING, reflecting the rich cultural history of the British Isles and the passage of time on five continents and numerous islands, but i'm sure glad i never needed to learn it from "outside."
Even WITH the confusion associated with spelling and pronunciation of what is no longer "the Queen's English," in every part of the globe, where the hell did the inspiration come from to pronounce that word VEEEGAN? Vegetarians don't pronounce their "title" veeegetarians, nor do we pronounce their foods-of-choice veeegetables. I'm inclined to describe those strict anti-animal-product-eaters as "veggan," with the "short e" we first heard of when learning to spell in the first place, because to me that's logical.
What's THEIR rationale? And why do they get so unhappy when we apply reason to their pronunciation (not even mentioning their dietary choices)?