Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Topic Options
#207618 - 10/11/12 05:09 PM Dialog
Jim Barborak Offline
stranger

Registered: 10/11/12
Posts: 1
In the piece this week on the word mense, in the description of Burns' poem, the word "dialog" was used without the ue on the end. I am seeing this more and more in print. Is this variant now the norm? What about prologue epilogue and other words that similarly end in ue?

Jim Barborak

Top
#207619 - 10/11/12 05:48 PM Re: Dialog [Re: Jim Barborak]
Faldage Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/01/00
Posts: 13803
It looks like dialog started taking off in the early to mid '80s in both American English and British English, more drastically in AmE. It is still much less common in BrE but surpassed diaqlogue in AmE in 1995. This according to Google ngrams, anyway.

Top

Moderator:  Jackie 
Forum Stats
8914 Members
16 Forums
13861 Topics
221068 Posts

Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members
GaryGellin, Hamna, Preboomer, Smithwillsam, folatre
8914 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 117 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 96
wofahulicodoc 80
LukeJavan8 78
May 44
A C Bowden 13
Tromboniator 2
GaryGellin 1
Top Posters
wwh 13858
Faldage 13803
Jackie 11613
tsuwm 10537
LukeJavan8 8120
Buffalo Shrdlu 7210
AnnaStrophic 6511
wofahulicodoc 6496
Wordwind 6296
of troy 5400

Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2016 Wordsmith