[Spellyans] Jazz > loan words?
everson at evertype.com
Sat Jul 5 23:55:43 IST 2008
At 15:06 -0700 2008-07-05, John Sheridan wrote:
>--- On Sat, 7/5/08, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> >> English orthography isn't "phonetic" and isn't meant to be,
>but KS is. So we need to consider these things.<<
>Yes, but mezzo-soprano is not a Cornish word, so there's no reason
>that KS should need to spell it.
I didn't bring up mezzo-soprano.
>I'm not an expert -- but off the top of my head, it seems that such
>borrowings happen routinely in major European languages with little
>or no respelling. So why not in Cornish as well?
Mezzo-soprano is a technical term, not necessarily assimilated. Jazz
and pizza aren't, though.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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