Monday word of the week – Orthography

Monday word of the week – Orthography – the art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.

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From Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Definition of ORTHOGRAPHY

1
a : the art of writing words with the proper letters according to standard usage

b : the representation of the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols

2
: a part of language study that deals with letters and spelling

Origin of ORTHOGRAPHY

Middle English ortografie, from Anglo-French, from Latinorthographia, from Greek, from orth- + graphein to write.  First Known Use: 15th century.

 

From scrabblefinder.com:

Is orthography a scrabble word? Yes!

  • n. – A method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols

Orthography is worth 23 points in Scrabble, and 22 points in Words with Friends

There are 11 letters in orthography: A G H H O O P R R T Y

While it seems that Orthography is just a fancy word for spelling, that isn’t exactly correct. Orthography includes more than just spelling. It is really the systems of a language and also includes the  punctuation, capitalization, sequencing, hyphenating, etc, AND spelling. So spelling is just a section of Orthography. Good to know!

~Deb

 

 

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About Deb Prewitt

I am an aspiring artist. I love all things creative and enjoy the people around me who are artistic. I live in Colorado which is a great place to be. I enjoy lots of different things and plan on exploring those things in this blog.
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3 Responses to Monday word of the week – Orthography

  1. Another thing I learned.
    This reminds me of how bad I need to practice lettering in my journal. :)

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