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Variant spellings in modern American dictionaries

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Published by National Council of Teachers of English in [Urbana, Ill .
Written in English

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    • Subjects:
    • English language -- United States -- Orthography and spelling

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      Statement[by] Donald W. Emery.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE2817 .E4 1973
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 130 p.
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5435670M
      ISBN 100814151703
      LC Control Number73083843

        The American Heritage Dictionary, however, offers the words' definitions, etymologies, and various pronunciations and spellings. In addition, this dictionary is also encyclopedic, succinctly explaining about certain people, places, events, et cetera.5/5(5).   Its goal obviously is to both be a desktop dictionary in a single volume, and yet include the words that educated American speakers are likely to encounter in modern, non-technical publications. (And yes, it is an American dictionary, which is why colour is defined as 'Chiefly British, variant of color'.)5/5(5). Most dictionaries specify the preferred variant when two or more spellings of a word are listed, but others aren’t so clear. According to Merriam-Webster’s website, the former spelling is more common than the latter for the following words and is the preferred alternative.


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Emery, Donald W. (Donald William), Variant spellings in modern American dictionaries. [Urbana, Ill. DOCUMENT RESUME. CS Emery.Donald W. Variant Spellings in Modern American Dictiotnaries._ National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, Ill.

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Grey became the established British spelling in the 20th century, but it is a minor variant in American English, according to dictionaries. Canadians tend to prefer grey. The two spellings are of equal antiquity, and the Oxford English Dictionary states that "each of the current spellings has some analogical support".

Variant Spellings in Modern American Dictionaries. Emery, Donald W. A record of how present-day desk dictionaries are recognizing the existence of variant or secondary spellings for many common English words, this reference list can be used by teachers of Cited by: 6. variant - WordReference English dictionary, questions, discussion and forums.

All Free. Variant spelling definition: a way of writing a word which is used by some people as an alternative to the standard or | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

Last month a lecturer from a new university suggested that students be allowed to use 'variant spellings'. Times, Sunday Times () Yet there are many variant spellings where pedants mistakenly insist that only one form of a word is correct.

Variant Spellings in American English Dictionaries Amer Heri 3rd = American Heritage, 3rd Edition () Merr-Webs 10th = Merriam-Webster's Collegiate, 10th Edition () Rand Coll 2nd = Random House College, 2nd Edition () Rand Unab 2nd = Random House Unabridged, 2nd Edition () Webs 3rd Intl = Webster's 3rd New International ().

Spelling is a set of conventions that regulate the way of using graphemes to represent a language in its written form. In other words, spelling is the rendering of speech sound (phoneme) into writing (grapheme).

Spelling is one of the elements of orthography, and highly standardized spelling is a prescriptive element. Spellings originated as transcriptions of the sounds of spoken language. Define variant. variant synonyms, variant pronunciation, variant translation, English dictionary definition of variant.

adj. Differing from others of the same kind or from a standard: a variant form of the disease; a book in variant editions. A dictionary is defined as a printed book or electronic document that lists the words of a language (English, French, Spanish, etc) and include information about each word.

Due to this, most dictionaries include the word itself and variant spellings, the type of word a word is (noun, verb, etc) and its definition. The Farlex Grammar Book > English Spelling and Pronunciation > Spelling Conventions > American English vs.

British English Spelling American English vs. British English Spelling While English is fairly uniform in terms of structure and spelling across the various regions in which it is the native language, there are a few prominent differences that have.

variant definition: 1. something that is slightly different from other similar things: 2. different: 3. something. Learn more. - Explore nancydrew's board "Indexing" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Family history, Handwriting and Family search pins.

Variant Spellings in Modern American Dictionaries. By Donald W. Emery. Urbana, Ill.: National Council of Teachers of English, revised edition, Pp. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (Boston: American Heritage and Houghton Mifflin, ); The Random House Dictionary of the American Language (sic), college.

VARIANT SPELLINGS IN MODERN AMERICAN DICTIONARIES by Donald W. Emery This pamphlet lists and discusses variant spellings accepted in five popular desk dictionaries. In addition to the introductory and ex-planatory material, there are over words listed in dictionary form illustrating the most common variant spellings.

For example, if. Author of English fundamentals, form B, English fundamentals, form A, Variant spellings in modern American dictionaries, English Fundamentals, English Fundamentals, English Fundamentals, Form A (with MyWritingLab) (14th Edition). First published inthe Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference.

This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots/5(7). : Webster's American English Dictionary, Newest Edition (): Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster: Books4/4().

Spelling-book definition, a person who spells words. See more. [quote='dillseed' pid='' dateline=''] Problem is, Urban Dictionary is written by a bunch of illiterates. [/quote] Perhaps. But it's a good place to start when looking for how modern slang is commonly written.

You can also Google the term to see how often certain spellings come up. Dictionaries A dictionary is a collection of words in one or more specific languages, often alphabetically (or by radical and stroke for ideographic languages), with usage of information, definitions, etymologies, phonetics, pronunciations, translation, and other information; or a book of words in one language with their equivalents in another.

This new edition of DK's Merriam-Webster Children's Dictionary has a fresh design with color-coded page borders for each letter of the alphabet, and modern photographs and illustrations that give a lively, accessible look at the entries. Each entry is fully explained with its definition, usage, examples, and notes on spelling and punctuation/5(33).

The OED is the guide to the meaning, history, pronunciation, and variant spellings of words, both present and past. Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) Widely viewed as the American equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary, DARE represents the full panoply of American regional vocabulary—from Adam’s housecat to : Kristina De Voe.

New Oxford American Dictionary (NOAD) is part of the great work done by the OED group and does pull the same weight as the rest of their publications. The major difference is that the NOAD presents the American variant spellings first and contains words and usage that are not used in other English dialects.

Spelling book definition is - a book with exercises for teaching how to spell. Dictionary definition, a book, optical disc, mobile device, or online lexical resource (such as ) containing a selection of the words of a language, giving information about their meanings, pronunciations, etymologies, inflected forms, derived forms, etc., expressed in either the same or another language; lexicon; glossary.

Print dictionaries of various sizes, ranging. Dictionaries do not provide variant spellings of words. T/F. false. Dictionary of American English 2: Dictionary of Modern English Usage 3: Oxford English Dictionary Huckleberry Finn is a book with universal meaning.

T/F. true. James's real concern was the art of writing fiction. T/F. true. Name: Taylor Myatt Title: Merriam-Webster children's dictionary. Springfield, Mass:DK Publishing, Inc. Type of Reference: Dictionary Call Number: PEW Brief Description: This is a childrens dictionary that has o entries and is illustrated with vividly breathtaking book is a must have for all young students/5.

Searching for Variant Spellings. The Variant Spellings feature lets you use modern search terms and retrieve variant spellings of the word you entered. It is a result of an ongoing research project called Virtual Orthographic Standardization by Professor.

Modern trends for standardization. Current orthography represents two major centers of standardization: British and American English. The British standard held sway throughout the world until very recently, when some other countries began to first accept and then to teach American orthography and lexical choices.

Modern English, however, displays no such consistency in sound and spelling, and so a dictionary of English must devote considerable attention to the pronunciation of the lan-guage. The English lexicon contains numerous eye rhymes such as love, move, and rove, words which do not sound alike despite their similar spellings.

On the other hand, it. Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized handbooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.

in a wide range of subject areas. Whilst American English spellings are based mostly on how the word sounds when it is spoken. English was introduced to what is modern day America in the 17 th century by the British settlers.

Since then the language has evolved and has been influenced by. No attempt has been made to substitute modern equivalents for 18th-century place names.

Variant spellings have been standardized using the atlases, gazetteers, geographical dictionaries, and maps listed in the bibliography, e.g.

Charlestown and Charles Town appear throughout as Charleston. The ideal companion to standard legal references In recent years, the need for clarity and precision in legal writing has been the subject of increasing attention.

Until now, however, the unwieldy body of legal usage has remained uncollected and unscrutinized in any systematic way. The first comprehensive guide to style and usage for the legal writer, A Dictionary of Modern /5(2).

The Simplified Spelling Board was founded in the United States in The SSB's original 30 members consisted of authors, professors and dictionary editors. Andrew Carnegie, a founding member, supported the SSB with yearly bequests of more than US$, In Aprilit published a list of words, which included spellings that were already in common use.

This new edition provides definitions, pronunciations and variant spellings for the words that make up to core of the English language. In addition special sections provide useful information for readers and writers. Features • More t clear, conc.

In the early 18th century, English spelling was inconsistent. These differences became noticeable after the publishing of influential 's British English spellings mostly follow Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language (), while many American English spellings follow Webster's An American Dictionary of the English Language ("ADEL", "Webster's.

Gauntlet/gantlet etymology. I believe the etymology section for this word has been mixed up (towards the bottom of the page,American_and_British_English_spelling_differences# are as far as I know two different etymologies for is the French word gantelet .Dictionaries differ widely on which spelling is "normal" and which is an accepted variant.

Leafing through any four or five pages in a dictionary you'll find an example like this in the fine print "BRUNET (Also BRUNETTE)." Here are a few examples of variant spellings -. Portable, Affordable, and Up-to-Date. Completely revised and updated, this compact volume provides clearly written definitions for the most commonly used words in the language today.

Affordably priced, this is the ideal dictionary for home, school or office. O clear, concise definitions. Pronunciations and variant : Federal Street Press.