Posing the productive questions

All valid orthographic investigation must begin with morphological analysis. The reason is fundamental.

handRightMorphology is the defining and delimiting component of the conceptual hierarchy; orthographic units are contained within, and do not cross or straddle, morphological boundaries.

 We begin by ensuring that we investigate this spelling element by element.

We can now proceed to determine the orthographic phonology of this base.

Phonological analysis

lavPhonological analysis first identifies an element’s component phonemes. The spelling < love > represents the pronunciation / lᴧv / whose analysis as three single-phone phonemes is straightforward.

Assigning the ‘default’ grapheme corresponding to each phoneme gives the phonological representation < luv > that only partially corresponds to the standard spelling < love >.




The questions that need to be resolved can be represented like this.



First, we will establish the justification for the non-phonological final < e >