Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling: The Story of English Spelling - David Crystal Reviews
Description:ISBN 1846685672 / Author: David Crystal / Hardcover / 224 Pages / Book is published 2012-09-06 by Profile Books
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A friend lent this to me, as he knows I have a keen interest in words. The book covers a long timespan, from Old English times right up to the modern day. Crystal looks at the ways words have changed over time and how we have come to have such a distinctive language in terms of writing. It seems scribes from various countries, over the years, have influenced how words are written. Whether it be to favour Latin type spellings in our early history, the development of now obsolete letters and how they have been transcribed and the evolution of loan words and their introduction into our language. Each chapter takes a different aspect of the language, while ... Read the complete review
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