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Steven1218 wrote:
As for "crazy spelling": it was actually phonetically correct ... about 600 years ago based on the local dialect of the first Englishman to own a printing press.
Actually, as I understood it, until comparatively recent times, spelling was ad-hoc.

Although not the first dictionary, Webster's Dictionary can be given some credit:
Webster completed his dictionary during his year abroad in 1825 in Paris, France, and at the University of Cambridge. His book contained seventy thousand words, of which twelve thousand had never appeared in a published dictionary before. As a spelling reformer, Webster believed that English spelling rules were unnecessarily complex, so his dictionary introduced American English spellings, replacing "colour" with "color", substituting "wagon" for "waggon", and printing "center" instead of "centre". He also added American words, like "skunk" and "squash", that did not appear in British dictionaries. At the age of seventy, Webster published his dictionary in 1828; it sold 2500 copies. In 1840, the second edition was published in two volumes.
Standardization of spelling, which does not attack the validity of your claim, is rather recent. The influence of frog-speech* may have much to do with too-many silent letters.

* A language that didn't evolve past counting to 'sixty', having to go to 'sixty-ten' because seventy was just too much for them to comprehend.
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