[Spellyans] <kk> and <ck>

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Dec 18 11:18:25 GMT 2008


Andrew, 

I find your proposal too complicated. I think the approach of writing SWF/M
<kk> and SWF/T <ck> is more straightforward, at least for the rule book. If
there are words that you prefer to spell with <cc>, I'd say, just deviate
from the rule book in that matter as a personal choice.

Dan 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: ajtrim at msn.com
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 3:05 AM

 

"For what it's worth, here is my attempt:

 

In either Main Form or Traditional Form, we should have a double consonant 

only where the SWF rules say one should be, i.e. at the end of a closed 

syllable that is both stressed and where the vowel is short.

 

In the Main Form, the first consonant should be <k>. The second one should 

be <k> unless it is pronounced [s] being before an <e, i, or y>, when it 

should be <c>. But if it is pronounced [k] regardless, it should be <k>.

 

In the Traditional Form, the first consonant should be <c>. The second one 

should be <k> unless it is pronounced [s] being before an <e, i, or y>, when


it should be <c>. But if it is pronounced [k] regardless, it should be <k>.

However, it should also be <k> in word-final position, and should be <c> 

before an <a, o, u, l, or r>.

 

I note however that UCR, at least, has <trenkles> for "rhubarb", and this 

fails the above rules.

So I think that we need at least one further rule to wrap this up.

Perhaps it should be <k> between two consonants.

 

We also need a rule for when <ks> or <cs> becomes <x>.

 I don't think that it will be always.

Similarly for <kw> or <cw> becoming <qw>, and whether or not <qu> should be 

regarded as an error.

 

For KS, you may want different rules regarding stress!

 

We also need a rule for <ch> in "technical" terms that are pronounced <k>.

We have words like "technical" and others like "tectonic".

I think that UCR had it about right.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andrew J. Trim"

 

 

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