Now that we have covered the Major Rules and you have learned many thousands of words in Spanish, we will
celebrate the occasion by looking at the Minor Rules (and learning a few more thousand words). These Rules are
"Minor" because either:
(a) There are fewer words in English to which they apply than the Major Rules, or
(b) There are more exceptions than there are in the Major Rules, or
(c) Both of the above.
The object here is to further illustrate the intriguing similarity between English and Spanish. You can memorize these Minor Rules if you are so inclined. After all, each time you memorize a Rule, you increase your vocabulary by a phenomenal multiple (Spanish: múltiple fenomenal) and that is what this website is about! However, if you aren't quite that zealous, you can simply refer to the Cheat Sheet at the end of the Appendix.
For the sake of convenience and easy reference, the Minor Rules appear in alphabetical order, and not in the order of their importance.
Keep in mind that these Rules, in the great majority of the cases, apply to words in English having two or more syllables!
So, hold on... here we go