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spelling reform

  1. an attempt to change the spelling of English words to make it conform more closely to pronunciation.
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Origin of spelling reform

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples of spelling reform

  • I have no detailed objection to items of spelling-reform; my objection is to a general principle; and it is this.

    All Things Considered

    G. K. Chesterton