An Overview of the Contents

Summary

Preparing for this theme

The essential orderliness of English orthography

Be constructive: treat known spellings as evidence
To understand one spelling is to understand many others
Justifying known spellings
The framework of the orthographic conceptual map
The importance of the properly focused question

The concept of the ‘default’ choice

Choice of the default grapheme

The letters < v > < u > and < w >

The letter < þ > (called ‘wyn’)
Spelling conventions related to < w >
Of black letters and graphological minims

The main theme

Posing the productive questions

Phonological analysis

Accounting for the final < e > of < love >

The final < v > convention

Accounting for the presence of < o > in < love >

The < uv > convention
Other cases of < o > replacing an expected < u >
A summary of < u > and < v > orthographic conventions

The non-standard spelling < loveable >

More about the < u > / < o > interrelationship

Addenda

Functions of the final single non-syllabic < e >

Word studies that involve conventions concerning < u >

Related Themes: Theme 1A, Theme To Come