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Questions about putative differences between spelling and pronunciation.

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Letters have "names". When we say each letter separately, for example when we want to spell a word, we use the "name" of each letter, like /eɪ/ for a, /bɪ:/ for b, /sɪ:/ for c, etc. But when we use th …
answered Dec 31 '11 by Irene
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This is an interesting excerpt from Wikipedia: After the invention of the printing press in the 1440s, English spelling began to become fixed. This took place gradually through printing houses, wh …
answered Nov 7 '11 by Irene