E is a special letter being on the fifth position in the english alphabet. The greeks call this letter 'Epsilon', but it has earlier roots in the semitic alphabet, as where it is known as 'hê'. 'Hê' is believed to have symbolized a human figure praying.
The letter E is the second vowel in the English alphabet and is the most common letter used in the English language, as well as many other European languages. This is one of the reasons why there are so many letters in a game of scrabble.
E can be said in different ways, like many other vowels. This is based on whether there are other vowels surrounding it and where it is placed in a word. There are times that the E will almost sound silent, even though it is not. It can also be used with accents to be able to show when the different sounds should be used, this is more common in some of the European languages, such as French, German and Spanish.
The letter E can also change the sound of other letters. For example, E on the end of the word will often make other vowels sound longer. Rat will turn to Rate and Rot will turn to Rote. Of course, this is the same with many other vowels.
The E will also help to determine whether the C will sound like a S or a K. When used straight after the C, it will make the C have an S sound – with some exceptions. When there is a consonant used after the C then the C will have a K sound.
E is also a letter that is used for grading and is usually the lowest a student will get before failing. However, this depends on the schooling system and grading. There are times that the E grade is left out completely so it will just be from D to F – or D to U in some schooling systems (U stands for unmarkable).
The letter E is also used in music and is the note between D and F. It is commonly denoted with a flat sign or sharp sign to denote when the semitone higher or lower should be played. The E flat key is one of the most common keys that is used in music, because it is easy to play and is easier to create a minor or major sound.
You are bound to pick up a couple of E letters every time you play Scrabble, because E is the most common letter in the Scrabble pouch. This is because E is the most common letter in a long line of big world languages. Examples of these are English, German, Swedish, Latin and Danish. E only fetches one point, but given its popularity in words, it is very often useful in forming the long Scrabble Bingo words!