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Daemon
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orthography

(noun) A method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols; spelling.

Synonyms: writing system

Usage: She was familiar with many of the regional dialects, but she did not recognize this orthography.
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Because she was blind? Think
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Daemon wrote:
orthography

(noun) A method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols; spelling.

Synonyms: writing system

Usage: She was familiar with many of the regional dialects, but she did not recognize this orthography.



The Cherokee Nation is still teaching their
young the Cherokee orthography. They were
one of the few Native American tribes that
had their own written language.

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orthography (n.)
"correct or proper spelling," mid-15c., ortographie, from Middle French orthographie (Old French ortografie, 13c.), from Latin orthographia, from Greek orthographia "correct writing," from orthos "correct" (see ortho-) + root of graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Related: Orthographer.
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If you speak English — and you probably do if you're reading this — an orthography or writing system of "A, B, C, D..." makes sense. The Serbian language uses a different orthography: "A B C Č Ć D Dž Đ..."
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From Greek orthographia, meaning "correct writing," an orthography is a way to represent words by having set ways to spell and write them. Orthography helps you identify words so you can figure out their meanings. Different languages usually have different systems of orthography, and even subsets of language, like text-messaging lingo, have a sort of orthography.
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This might be the proof of what the group is looking for, although, truth be told, Spanish orthography didn’t get standardized until later.
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Notes: This Word is a straightforward Greek borrowing with a full and happy family: an adjective orthographic(al) with its accompanying adverb, orthographically (don't forget to add the -al). A specialist in orthography, which would include a spelling bee contestant, is an orthographer. Orthographic also refers to a type of drawing that represents an object as three dimensional on a two-dimensional plane.

In Play: The correct spelling of a written language is its orthography. You will find orthographical dictionaries for the major languages on the desks of the best journalists and editors around the world. This is because the English language is an orthographical nightmare resulting from a very poor match between the pronunciation and orthography of English words (see The Chaos).

Word History: Today's word is Greek orthographia after French and English touchups. It came from orthos "right (in all senses), straight, upright" + graphia "drawing, writing". Greek orthos is a cousin of Latin arduus "steep", the source of English arduous. The Greek stem graph- comes from a root meaning "to scratch" which arrived on the doorstep of Modern English as crab, a very scratchy animal. Both these stems appear in many borrowed words in English, including orthodontist, a tooth-straightener, and orthodoxy, the 'correct' belief. Graphia gave us photography, biography, geography, and many more.

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but "ortho" means "related to bones" in medicine terminology.d'oh! Dancing
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Hateful should she be to herself, loose and negligent though her orthography was ... Were we to think that not from the World’s snare, but from our love she fled.
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ANUSHADHANASEKHAR wrote:
but "ortho" means "related to bones" in medicine terminology.d'oh! Dancing


Actually, it means ' straight'. Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine originating from making 'straight children' ie correcting skeletal deformities. Medicine related to bone is osteo- as in osteopathy and osteoarthritis.

Orthodontist makes your teeth straight
Orthogonal lines are at right angles,
The Orthodox church is the 'correct' one!
And orthography is the 'correct' way things are written!Whistle


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thar wrote:
ANUSHADHANASEKHAR wrote:
but "ortho" means "related to bones" in medicine terminology.d'oh! Dancing


Actually, it means ' straight'. Orthopaedics is the branch of medicine originating from making 'straight children' ie correcting skeletal deformities. Medicine related to bone is osteo- as in osteopathy and osteoarthritis.

Orthodontist makes your teeth straight
Orthogonal lines are at right angles,
The Orthodox church is the 'correct' one!
And orthography is the 'correct' way things are written!Whistle


Excellent!!! Thanks for the explanation Applause
Irma Crespo
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ORTHOGRAPHY.- n. 1. A mode or system of spelling, esp. of spelling correctly. 2. The study dealing with letters and spelling. When we were in gramar scholl we hated orthography.
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Daemon wrote:
orthography

(noun) A method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols; spelling.

Synonyms: writing system

Usage: She was familiar with many of the regional dialects, but she did not recognize this orthography.
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