Posts Tagged ‘orthography’

A Troublesome People

Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Dutch would be clear English if it were properly spelt. For example, learn-master would be seen at once to be teacher; but they will spell it leermeester. Of these they write as van deze; window they make weduwe. All this is plain to me, who never saw a Dutch dictionary in my life; but many of their misspellings are quite unconquerable.
Augustus de Morgan
A Budget of Paradoxes, volume I
Duchesne and a Disquisition on Etymology