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A specialist in orthoepy, especially one of a number of scholars of the 1500s and 1600s who proposed reforms of English spelling so that it would more systematically reflect pronunciation.
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(Linguistics) someone who is skilled in orthoepy
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|Noun||1.||orthoepist - a practitioner of orthoepy (especially one of the 17th or 18th century scholars who proposed to reform English spelling so it would reflect pronunciation more closely)|
phonologist - a specialist in phonology
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