[Spellyans] <kk> and <ck>
daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Thu Dec 18 11:18:25 GMT 2008
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.
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.
Andrew J. Trim"
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