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At least one of these threadsSuche in allen Foren: ise ize
had some pretty extensive information in it; maybe the one started by Bill someone, one of the longer ones in any case.
It's true that even though most BE speakers now use -ise
for everything, some traditionalists in BE have preferred to spell certain words -ize
, and they get annoyed when clueless people think they're succumbing to Americanization, er, -isation. But IIRC, it's not every -ise
word, only ones from Greek, or not from Greek, or something? And I'm afraid I don't remember anything about analyze/analyse
in particular, sorry -- but again, there might be something about it in a previous thread.