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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 > change? > > 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. /BP


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>