One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Spell (a word) again or differently, especially phonetically in order to indicate its pronunciation.
- ‘Nineteenth century Nathaniel Hawthorne respelled his family name to preserve its ancient pronunciation; Hathorne became Hawthorne.’
- ‘All For You, there are two words in that that can be respelled with only one letter, for and you.’
- ‘So, if you want to respell your name, now's your chance.’
- ‘Words are not respelled solely to make the spelling more logical.’
- ‘And the reason is because they were deliberately respelt by scribes in order to "improve" them, and yet the result was a spelling significantly unimproved.’
- ‘So, I respelled Steffen's name to sound the way I wanted it to.’
- ‘You are welcome to respell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you can't cope with correct pronunciation. Generally, you should raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels.’
- ‘Previous spelling reform proposals for English have had a disastrously unsuccessful history, but I only want to respell one word, and only by a capitalization.’
- ‘Now respelled and capitalized, Google is an essential part of online life.’
- ‘He spent the greater part of his life campaigning to have respelt those words that look as though they are spelt wrongly but aren't.’
- ‘This kind of reshaping wouldn't have to result in a respelling, but things are very clear when it does, and when the writer defends the new spelling.’
- ‘Doesn't the way he respelled this sentence look really messy?’
- ‘But people may object to respelled names for reasons of documents and sentiment.’
- ‘Such marks may be used in conjunction with standard spelling, in respelling systems, and with IPA symbols.’
- ‘Number one in the list is the Cornish hamlet of Cocks, which has resisted attempts by a prudish local authority to respell it Cox.’
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