When examining intriguing etymologies, Merriam-Webster often brings up a historic movement to regularize the English language by making it more like Latin, as they do in this video examining the pluralization of octopus.
I know that this movement was at least prevalent in the eighteenth century, and I believe it started even earlier. I tried to research it, but all of my queries returned articles about the modern impact of Latino culture on English and a push to expel foreign language from usage in public American facilities, such as schools.
What is the name for this movement? How could I find more information on it?
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