[Spellyans] Jazz > loan words?

Michael Everson 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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