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The History of English Spelling ebook
The History of English Spelling ebook

The History of English Spelling. Christopher Upward, George Davidson

The History of English Spelling


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The History of English Spelling Christopher Upward, George Davidson
Publisher: Wiley



Jan 19, 2012 - The development of the English language involved millions of people, thousands of years, and journeys to several continents. Even though English spelling often doesn't make seem to make sense, if you dig a little deeper, there are often very good reasons that explain the way many English words are spelled. Writing changes much more slowly than But in the 16th and 17th centuries, when English spelling conventions were getting standardized by printers, fancy-pants writers started to spell "rime" as "rhythm" or "rythme" to show off that they knew "rime" was ultimately derived from Greek rhythmos through Latin rythmus. It might help you understand it a little better. What is clearly needed is a 'mercan Spelling Bee, Like a 'mercan Sewing Bee, where everybody just gits up and spells things like they should be spelled, in real 'mercan. 1 day ago - I have a theory that, in a 1000 years, when they are writing the history of the world, that the US and India will just be seen as remnants of the British Empire, rather than entities to be written about independently. Watch this great video called Making Sense of English Spelling from TED ED to learn more about English spelling. It's funny even between US and Canada that we spell some word differently (favourite etc). May 7, 2014 - nglish spelling is a crazy mess, but it's a mess that makes sense if you look at the history of how it got that way. It might even make you want to learn more about prefixes , suffixes, roots and even the history of English word. So, I might as well contribute to that. Nov 25, 2011 - 2 responses to “Video FYI- The History of English (language)”. Oct 25, 2010 - Lots of people have wondered why English seems to be one of very few languages with such irregular spelling, far from its pronunciation. Oct 20, 2012 - So I inserted a short paragraph about the history of English spelling showing how sometimes pronunciation changes while spelling remains fixed. The answers include the Norman invasion, and the Great Vowel Shift.

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