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Columbian alphabet


Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


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An attempt made in 1798 by American businessman James Ewing at reforming the spelling system of English. He advocated the abolition of silent letters, a one-to-one correspondence of sounds and letters, and a pronunciation of letters according to their ‘real’ values. See also spelling reform . Reading Ewing 1801. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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