regular and irregular spelling

The ill-conceived idea of ‘regular and ‘irregular’ spelling

What do people mean when they talk about ‘regular’ and ‘irregular’ spellings? ‘Regular’, as the dictionary definition suggests, means ‘arranged in or constituting a constant or definite pattern, … well ordered, well structured, perpetual, constant…’ The problem is that there is only one constant in the spelling system in English and it isn’t the spellings! It… Continue reading The ill-conceived idea of ‘regular and ‘irregular’ spelling