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Re: spelling


Dale Johannesen <dalej@apple.com> writes:

> As long as we [i.e. Joseph Myers] are fixing this, do we want to establish
> consistent spellings for "initializ/se" and "optimiz/se"?  Both variants
> occur in the sources.  There are probably others.  (I know, this is a case
> for i18n, but it's not there.)

Fowler suggets that the '-s-' is the consequence of gallofication,
and recommends using the '-ize' variants were possible (usually
if the word is of remote Greek descent).  Of course, some kind of
verbing disease exists, and sometimes, '-ize' is used in this context,
although it should be avoided.


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