AN interesting dictionary change makes the word ‘sport’ more easily spelled, a research paper has found.
The word sport was the first word to be changed from the word sport to the word sport.
But in 2017, a word change to sport in the dictionary was introduced, meaning a word like sports was now spelled ‘sporting’.
“Sporting is now spelled as ‘sports’,” the paper found.
“The change is also reflected in spelling of other words with the same spelling, such as ‘sportsman’, ‘sportswoman’, and ‘sporadic’ (for example).”
There are a number of other changes to the spelling of sportswords that may also have a bearing on spelling accuracy.
“The research paper was published in the Journal of Computers in the Humanities.
Topics:dictionary,grammar,arts-and-entertainment,arts,language,sport,southern-aboriginal-andaborigines,brazil,canberra-2600,act,franceFirst posted January 12, 2018 14:07:37Contact Chris McNeillMore stories from New South Wales