Re: Spelling Changes in English and how to do it.
|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 1, 1999, 0:57|
> Well, one way to do it is to have the Dictionary companies support it.
> After all that is how Ben Franklin did it back in c.1780
Ben Franklin never had anything to do with spelling changes, and when
Webster put out his dictionary, most of his spellings, like _groop_ were
ignored by most Americans, and the spellings that WERE accepted were
almost all those that had already been in use, like -er for -re in
"center", "theater", etc. and -or for -our.
"Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." -
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