Saturday, 12 April 2008

Question of stile

Unusual spellings in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility:


Word Modern spelling
stile style
encreased increased
dropt dropped
inforced enforced
stopt stopped
expence expense
may be maybe
stedfast steadfast
aukwardness awkwardness
independance independence
staid stayed
chuse choose
doatingly dotingly
shew show
wrapt wrapped
biassed biased
croud crowd
lavendar lavender
intreat entreat
tremour tremor
wo'nt won't
choaked choked
villany villainy
stilish stylish
extasy ecstasy
doated doted
head-akes headaches
inclosure enclosure
foretel foretell
outstaid outstayed
popt popped
aweful awful
recal recall
engratiating ingratiating
scissars scissors