Orthography Change

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  • Created on: 18-02-19 16:02
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  • Orthography Change
    • 16th century
      • "-e" endings left over Middle English
      • random vowel doublings (e.g. "we" = "wee")
      • "u" + "v" used interchangeably on printing press
      • random consonant doublings (e.g. "naturall")
    • 18th century
      • Johnson's dictionary created "correct" spellings
      • archaic letters
        • Thorn
        • Yogh
    • Webster's dictionary
      • 1928, Noah Webster
      • American English = more logical + phonetic
      • colour = color, centre = center, defence = defense
      • not all changes implemented
    • 19th-21st century
      • more consistent + standardised spelling
      • more education
      • deliberate mis-spelling
        • texting
        • counter-culture

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