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#230790 12/15/20 04:33 PM
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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".

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I suspect that the spelling change was due to some change in pronunciation.


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