Today is the birthday of the letter E
November 29, 233 years ago, the letter "E" was entered into the Russian alphabet.
The then head of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences, Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova, proposed replacing the designation of the sound “io” with one new letter - “e.”
The princess’s innovative idea was supported by a number of leading cultural figures of the time, including Derzhavin, who first began to use E in personal correspondence.
In Soviet Russia, the mandatory use of the letter “e” in school practice was introduced in 1942 by order of the People’s Commissar of Education of the RSFSR. By the way, this order has never been canceled.
The optional use of "e" leads to erroneous readings and the inability to restore the meaning of a word without a detailed context. For example, a loan – loan; perfect – perfect; tears – tears; palate – sky; chalk-chalk; donkey – donkey; oars – oars ...
And you can also give an example from "Peter the First" A.N. Tolstoy: "With a sort of sovereign, take a breath!" It was meant - "take rest".