[Spellyans] Jazz > loan words?

Michael Everson 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 
>Cornish.

Yes, but we're writing <jùj> not <judge> too.
-- 
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com




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