Re: /k/ in i.t.a.
|Date:||Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 7:19|
Garth Wallace wrote:
Orm was, essentially, starting English completely anew (I think he was
one of the earliest writers of Middle English) - the only other major
English text at the time would have been the Peterborough Chronicle,
which was written in a kind of Old English.
This was a phonetic application of the old spellings to Middle English.
The first line:
"Þiss boc iss nemmnedd. orrmulum; / Forr þi þatt orrm itt wrohhte./"
/This book is called 'Ormulum', because Orm made it.
> Ray Brown wrote:
>> I also discovered yesterday that the earliest known attempt at English
>> spelling reform was by a monk called Ormm (or Ormmin) in about 1200 CE.
>> But the vast majority of reform proposals seem to belong to the past
>> centuries. I wonder how many there are. More than 1000?
> Could you contribute something on him to Wikipedia? Perhaps in the
> spelling reform article? <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelling_reform>