orthoepist definition

  • noun:
    • an expert in orthoepy, specially among numerous 16th- and 17th-century scholars just who proposed reforms of English spelling such that it would much more systematically mirror pronunciation.
    • an individual who studies just how terms tend to be pronounced
    • One who is skilled in orthoëpy.
    • One who is competent in orthoëpy; one that writes on orthoëpy.
    • a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of many 17th or eighteenth century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling therefore it would reflect pronunciation more closely)

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