Encyclopedia > Orthography

  Article Content

Orthography

The orthography of a language is the set of rules of how to write correctly in the language. The term is derived from Greek ορθο ortho- ("correct") and γραφος graphos ("that writes") and, in today's sense, includes spelling and punctuation; it is distinct from typography.

See also Writing systems

Reference

  • Smalley, W.A. (ed.) 1964. Orthography studies: articles on new writing systems, United Bibe Society, London.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
History of ancient Israel and Judah

... and the Hebrew prophet Devorah. The Canaanites are defeated. 1030 BC. The tribes settle in the land of Israel; A time of unrest and strife. Saul became the first ...