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" ... to say, that, speaking generally, it represents a Victorian pronunciation of popular words by means of symbols imperfectly adapted to an Elizabethan pronunciation ; the symbols themselves being mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet... "
Principles of English Etymology: The native element - Page 331
by Walter William Skeat - 1892 - 547 pages
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Pamphlets on orthography

Language and languages - 1876
...mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet period, whose system was meant to be fonetic. It also aims at suggesting to the eye the original...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out." And again, says Dr. March, " Caxton brought over a force of Dutch printers, who set up manuscripts...
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Principles of English Etymology: The native element

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1887
...Practically, we retain a Tudor system of symbols with a Victorian pronunciation, for which it is ill fitted. (ii) The net result is that, in order to understand...consistently carried out. CHAPTER XVII. PHONETIC SPELLING. 307. The preceding investigation shews that modem English spelling is, from a purely phonetic point...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volume 26

Electronic journals - 1889
...mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet period, whose system was meant to be fonetic. It also aims at suggesting to the eye the original...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out." [April 5, And again, says Dr. March, " Caxton brought over a force of Dutch printers, who set up manuscripts...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volume 26

Electronic journals - 1889
...mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet period, whose system was meant to be fonetic. It also aims at suggesting to the eye the original...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out." [April 5, And again, says Dr. March, " Caxton brought over a force of Dutch printers, who set up manuscripts...
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Report of the Commission on Amended Orthography: Authorized by the ...

Pennsylvania. Commission on Amended Orthography, Francis Andrew March - Language and languages - 1889 - 37 pages
...mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet period, whose system was meant to be fonetic. It also aims at suggesting to the eye the original...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out." And again, says Dr. March, "Caxtorl brought over a force of Dutch printers, who set up manuscripts...
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Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at ..., Volume 26

Electronic journals - 1889
...mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes, of the Plantagenet period, whoso system was meant to be fonetic. It also aims at suggesting to the eye the original...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out." And again, says Dr. March, "Caxton brought over a force of Dutch printers, who set up manuscripts as...
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Calendar, for the Year ...

1896
...1400; ahow how, and from what sources the vocabulary was increased. 3. " [Modern English spelling ] is governed by two conflicting principles, neither of...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out " (Skeat). State the principles referred to, and discuss Professor Skeat's assertion, illustrating...
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Suggestions to Medical Writers

George Milbry Gould - English language - 1900 - 185 pages
...pronunciation, the symbols themselves being mainly due to the Anglo-French scribes of the Plantagenet period, whose system was meant to be phonetic. It...even in its own domain, is consistently carried out. It may be said that as many of our medical terms are not derived from the Greek or Latin by a real...
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A Grammar of Late Modern English: For the Use of Continental ..., Part 1

Hendrik Poutsma - English language - 1904
...being concise after the manner of the ancients. MEIKLEJOHN, HIST. ENOL. LIT., 355. Modern spelling also aims at suggesting to the eye the original forms of learned words. SKEAT PHIM. ENGL. ETYM., 41. ii. Does Job for a moment aim to create the intimate dramatic effect of...
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