What is orthoepy?

  • (noun): The way a word or a language is customarily spoken.
    Synonyms: pronunciation
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Orthoepy

Orthoepy means the doctrine of correct pronunciation within a specific oral tradition. The term is from the Greek ὀρθοέπεια, from ὀρθός orthos "correct" and ἔπος epos "speech." The antonym is cacoepy "bad or wrong pronunciation". The pronunciation of the word orthoepy itself varies widely; the OED recognizes the variants /ˈɔːθəʊˌiːpi/, /ˈɔːθəʊˌɛpi/, /ˈɔːθəʊɨpi/, /ɔːˈθəʊɨpi/ for British English and /ɔˈθoʊəpi/ for American English. The tetrasyllabic pronunciation is sometimes indicated with a diaresis, orthoëpy.

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Orthoepy
... Orthoepy means the doctrine of correct pronunciation within a specific oral tradition ... The pronunciation of the word orthoepy itself varies widely the OED recognizes the variants /ˈɔːθəʊˌiːpi/, /ˈɔːθəʊˌɛpi/, /ˈɔːθəʊɨpi/, /ɔːˈθəʊɨp ... In English grammar, orthoepy is the study of correct pronunciation prescribed for Standard English ...
Rhotacism - Orthoepy
... Rhotacism is more common among speakers of languages that have a trilled R, such as Swedish (except in the landscapes of Skåne, Halland, Blekinge, Öland and southern Småland), Finnish, Italian, Polish, and Spanish ... This sound is usually the last one a child masters ...

More definitions of "orthoepy":

  • (noun): A term formerly used for the part of phonology that dealt with the 'correct' pronunciation of words and its relation to 'correct' orthography.