Klarinet Archive - Posting 000018.txt from 1995/03
From: Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns@-----.UK>
Subj: Re: Spelling
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 1995 19:48:48 -0500
> The spelling I have always used for the first entry is
> "clarinetist." I believe the British preference has two t's. [To our
> British friends, does it?!]
We do use two. I am not surprised that you use one only (it's
probably to do with politics).
> As for the second, every recent dictionary I
> have seen lists it as "saxophone."
Er, what was the alternative? (Have I missed something?)
> Just as a historical curiosity, there was a variant spelling of
> "clarinet" around the turn of the century as "clarionet." I saw it in a
> 1908 Sears Catalogue. Also, does anyone out there still use "hautboy" in
> place of "oboe?"
No, but my Great Aunt Phyllis (who never married and signed herself
GAP) did. She died in the 60s some time.