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OP Can anyone suggest why and when the Anglo-Saxon suffix -el was changed to -le, but keeping the same pronunciation? E.g. "riddel" in A-S became "riddle".
----please, draw me a sheep----
I suspect that the spelling change was due to some change in pronunciation.
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