[Ads-l] Further Antedating of "Phonetic"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 16 14:58:41 UTC 2014

phonetic (OED 1803)

1802 _Scots Magazine_ Jan. 66 (Google Books)  Besides these topics, he [G. Zoega] investigates the origin of writing; the different kinds of writing among different nations, and particularly, the origin of alphabetical characters, which he derives from the _Phonetic_ Hieroglyphic, or that which was used to indicate a particular sound.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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