Re: Terkunan: help with decision
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 6, 2009, 16:56|
Mark J. Reed skrev:
> I'm confused, because you say you're not willing to change the
> spelling system, but then you propose a change to the spelling system.
> Or do I misunderstand the current use of the apostrophe, before this
> Having non-morphemes around an apostrophe is a non-problem, because
> the apostrophe is used - univerally, TTBOMK - as a stand-in for a
> sequence of symbols that are being left out for some reason (elision
> or simple abbreviation). So if you regard the apostrophe as standing
> for the remaining letters in the full form of whatever "rak" derives
> from, you're good to go.
> But if you're actually using an apostrophe as some sort of a "morpheme
> separator", that would definitely be an innovation in the spelling
> system; more to the point, it would be one without precedent that I
> know of.
Exactly the reason why _raku'_ feels better than _rak'u_,
though I was unable to put the feeling into words.