1 a the art or practice of writing words with the proper letters, according to standard usage. b conventionally correct spelling. 2 the part of grammar which treats of the letters, and of the art of spelling words correctly. 3 a drawing in correct projection, especially an elevation or a vertical section.

There is a lot of debate between linguists about what Ebonics is. Language? English dialect? Broken English? The Ebonics orthography is not regularized, so words often have many different spellings. This much is clear: Good luck finding work when your résumé is written in it.

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“Orthography.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/orthography. Accessed 23 July 2024.

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The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Orthography. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved July 23, 2024, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/orthography

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