Correct spelling, explanation: this noun was first recorded before 900, origins in Middle English speche. The verb form is to speak and its spelling may be the reason for the misspelling
speach. It might be misleading, so we need to remember that speech is the correct noun form.
Definition of speech:
noun, the act of speaking; the ability to speak
The actor’s Oscar speech was very moving.
Her son is 4 years old and still has problems with speech.
Incorrect spelling, explanation:
speach is a misspelling, caused probably by the spelling of the verb form to speak. The noun is, however, written with double e – speech. It is the only correct form.
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Why is speak spelled speak not speek ? Because speech is spelled with ee not ea. So why not speach instead of speech and why speak and not speek?
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Which is correct – speech or speech?
Sometimes I like to check, the american bastardisation of the English language has become so commonly used online I find myself wondering if English is English or not with words like this.
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