[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 10:23:55 IST 2008


Yes, ABC is to be pronounced abece.

On 20 Jul 2008, at 10:13, Michael Everson wrote:

> At 10:01 +0100 2008-07-20, nicholas williams wrote:
>
>> Had I been asked to translate 'The surname of each bard in
>> alphabetical order' I should have written:
>>
>> Hanow teylu pub bardh in ordyr an ABC (KS)
>> Hanow tylu pup barth yn ordyr an ABC (UC).
>
> Now, now, in writing "an ABC" you are really writing "an abece" since
> the acronym is pronounced. Of course that's where we get names like
> "abecedary" and "alpha-bet" and (Cyrillic) "azbuki" and (Arabic)
> "abjad".
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