Orthoepy means the correct use of words, from the Greek orth- + -epos, correct + word, speech. A word is a unit of Language that carries meaning and consists of one or more Morphemes which are linked more or less tightly together and has a Phonetic
The English meaning of orthoepy is correct pronunciation, or the study of pronunciation. This is the only sense in English acknowledged by the OED and Webster's Dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary ( OED) published by the Oxford University Press (OUP is a comprehensive Dictionary of the English Webster's Dictionary is the name given to a common type of English language dictionary in the United States. In this sense, its opposite is barbarism. Barbarism refers to a non-standard Word, Expression or Pronunciation in a Language.
However, in ancient Greek, orthoepeia generally had the sense of "correct diction" (cf. Diction, in its original primary meaning refers to the writer's or the speaker's distinctive Vocabulary choices and style of expression. LSJ ad loc. A Greek-English Lexicon is a standard lexicographical work of the Ancient Greek language, begun in the nineteenth century and now in , or the etymology in the OED); the archaic English term for this subject is orthology, and in this sense its opposite is solecism. Brewer's ''Dictionary of Phrase and Fable'' explains solecism as follows Misapplication of words an expression opposed to the laws of syntax so called from the The study of orthoepeia by the Greek sophists of the fifth century BC, especially Prodicus (c. The term ancient Greece refers to the period of Greek history lasting from the Greek Dark Ages ca Prodicus of Ceos ( Greek: Πρόδικος Pródikos, (c 465 BC - 415 BC was a Greek philosopher, part of the first generation of Sophists. 396 BC) and Protagoras, also included proto-logical concepts. Events By place Persian Empire The Persians assemble a joint Phoenician Cilician and Cypriot fleet under Protagoras ( Greek:) (ca 490&ndash 420 BC was a pre-Socratic Greek Philosopher and is numbered as one of the Sophists by Logic is the study of the principles of valid demonstration and Inference. Protagoras criticized Homer for making the word for "wrath" feminine (Aristotle, Sophistic Refutations 14) and for praying to the Muse with an imperative (ibid. Poetics 19). Plato depicts Protagoras criticizing the poet Simonides for contradicting himself, and then shows Socrates and Prodicus arguing to the contrary that Protagoras has conflated the senses of the words "be" and "become" (Protagoras 339a-340c). SOCRATES is the European Community action programme in the field of Education. Protagoras is a Dialogue of Plato. The main Argument is between the elderly Protagoras, a celebrated Sophist, and Euripides and Aeschylus bicker over orthotes epeon in Aristophanes' comedy The Frogs. Euripides ( Ancient Greek:) (ca 480 BC–406 BC was the last of the three great tragedians of classical Athens (the other two being Aeschylus Aeschylus (ˈɛskɨləs or /ˈiːskɨləs/ Greek: Ασχύλος, Aischylos, 525 BC/524 BC 456 BC/455 BC was an ancient Greek Playwright Aristophanes (Ἀριστοφάνης ˌærɪˈstɒfəniːz in English ca Frogs ( Ancient Greek: grc Βάτραχοι grc-Latn Bátrachoi) is a comedy written by the Ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes.