Especial(ly) and special(ly)
Especially and specially can often both be used with the same meaning.
It was not (e) especially cold.
Especially is used to mean ‘above all’.
I play a lot of tennis, especially on Sundays.
It rains a lot, especially in the north.
The children are very noisy, especially when we have visitors.
I like all kinds of fruits, especially apples.
Especially follows a subject.
All my family like music. My father, especially, goes to as many concerts as he can.
Specially is used to mean ‘for a particular purpose’.
These shoes were specially made for me.
The adjective especial is rare. We normally use special.
He took special trouble over his work.