4 Answered Questions for the topic pronunciation vs spelling
Why is most North American speech rhotic?
Most North American speech is rhotic—why is that? Does it come from the early English settlers or perhaps from the Irish settlers?
Contraction "-'dn't" from formal English "would not"?
Can "wouldn't" be reduced to the clitic **-'dn't** when attached to any other pronoun besides *y'all*, such as *she'dn't* or *you'dn't*? (Appearing for example in "*y'all'dn't've*" from formal... more
N or AND in pronunciation?
Can I say I like apples n pears?
What is it called when words are deliberately spelled incorrectly but pronunciation is kept unchanged?
For example, > Night -> Nite > Through -> Thru > The -> Da > Though -> Tho _Nite_ even appears in some dictionaries as having the same meaning as _night_.What is it called... more