from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A system of phonetic spelling based upon the present values of English letters, but invariably using one symbol to represent one sound only.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A phonetic system of spelling invented by Alexander J. Ellis, intended to be used concurrently with the existing English orthography (which he calls Nomic, i. e., ‘customary’), in order to remedy some of its defects without changing its alphabetic form or detracting from its value.
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This global necessity to know English as a second language is creating some rather intriguing side-effects to the language, particularly within the U.K.., and this di-glossic interpretation might not cut it anymore.
It also seems toreflect an unchanging aspect of human language and its di-glossic nature of academic and common forms, or to put it bluntly, the language of master and servant.
Also, it might reflect a social malaise that is inherent in di-glossic language; the concept of master and servant.
Perhaps by viewing English as a 'multi-glossic' language, we can all become masters and magicians of its evolution.
-- Miss Jackson adds the pronunciation, in glossic notation.
We can find references to glottogonic, ` relating to the origin of language or languages '; glottic for ` linguistic'; glossic, for a phonetic writing system, a replacement of an earlier glossotype; and glossograph, an electrical device to reproduce speech automatically.