[Spellyans] Jazz > loan words?
everson at evertype.com
Sat Jul 5 21:15:27 IST 2008
At 16:14 +0100 2008-07-05, Eddie Climo wrote:
>'Pîtsa' is UCR, of course, and I'd favour either
>that or unassimilated italicised
>'pizza', according to the writer's personal
>taste. And if the writer happens not to use the
>italicisation (as is done in NJAW's UCR
>dictionary), it's hardly a problem.
>I think we should be wary of getting too
>prescriptively persnickety with these loan words.
It's not the loanwords. It's the spelling. And
with <jaz> we are setting a precedent for using
-z in final position and I want to make sure we
do. Sounds as though we do, though.
>After all, the overwhelming majority of Cornish
>users and learners will be L1 English speakers,
>and they should have no actual problem either
>recognising or pronouncing these items in
Yes, but we're writing <jùj> not <judge> too.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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