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From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Thursday, July 31, 2008, 12:25

J. 'Mach' Wust writes:
>... > The orthography Duden (that is the quasi-normative institution of German > orthography) has an extensive chapter "Richtlinien für den Schriftsatz", > that is 'guidelines for typesetting', which includes a detailed remark on > ligatures. Ligatures are only to be used when the adjacent letters are > within the wordstem. The only exception is the fi-ligature that is also used > between stem and ending. It gives the following examples: No ligatures in > "ich schaufle ('I shovel', no fl-ligature, a remarkable case because the L > only kinda belongs to the ending), ich kaufte ('I bought' no ft-ligature, > stem "kauf"), höflich ('courteous', no fl-ligature, stem "hof"); but > fi-ligatures in streifig ('stripy'), affig ('apish'). >...
Ah, thanks for the enlightenment. I didn't know it worked that way. I wonder whether anyone has come up with something like those rules in their conlang? Since many have done conscripts, too, and even very complex ones, has anyone introduces morphological rules into a phonetically driven script? (Of course, morphophonological scripts work like this by design). It would be interesting. In Fukhian, the only one of my conscripts that is an alphabet, I don't think I have this kind of stuff (I made it a long time ago, but I am still pretty sure), although it uses a large set of ligatures and is strongly suffixing and compounding. **Henrik