Archaic text terminology

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Orthography
Method of spelling archaic words
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Etymology
Origin of a word
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Ampersand
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Non standard capitalisation
Capital letters which occur mid-sentence, possibly for emphasis. Usually found in very old texts
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Archaism
An old-fashioned word or one that is not commonly used now, eg "wherefore". Can also be dated slang, eg "naff"
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Anachronistic language
When language seems "out of time", eg a book written in archiac language for stylistic purposes, but which contains modern dialogue.
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Semantic shift
When a word changes meaning over time, eg "gay" changing from "happy" to "homosexual"
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Inverted syntax
When the word order is changed to change the weighting of a sentence, eg Yoda
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Globalised vocabulary
Words and phrases from other languages that have been adopted into English, eg pyjamas, bungalow, sushi, kebab, deja vu
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Capital letters which occur mid-sentence, possibly for emphasis. Usually found in very old texts

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An old-fashioned word or one that is not commonly used now, eg "wherefore". Can also be dated slang, eg "naff"

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