What is the proper linguistic term for the way a word is written?
Initially, I used the term
form, but then I was told that it was
orthography. However, I sometimes come up with sources where the term
form is used. And some suggest an alternative term is
spelling. (Also, there is
morphology; I guess that term encompasses more than I am looking for.) Are these interchangeable terms? Taking the above quote as an example:
Inflection, formerly flection or accidence, in linguistics, the change in the form of a word (in English, usually the addition of endings) to mark such distinctions as tense, person, number, gender, mood, voice, and case.
(1) Which of the three—form - orthography - spelling—would be the correct usage? (2) If they are not interchangeable, what subtleties each would carry?