Monday word of the week – Orthography – the art or study of correct spelling according to established usage.
From Merriam-Webster dictionary:
Definition of ORTHOGRAPHY
b : the representation of the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
Origin of ORTHOGRAPHY
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!