[Spellyans] dictionnaire de l'Académie française

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Mon Jan 31 15:21:00 GMT 2011

Which is why I'm now thinking that KS should consider unshipping the  
SWF and reverting to KS1.  Perhaps my view will be better formed after  
tomorrow's meeting between AT and MAGA.


On 31 Gen 2011, at 14:56, j.mills at email.com wrote:

> I think it's a great shame that the AHG did not opt for "beis"; it  
> would have meant one spelling for all users. If one is aiming for a  
> single written form, this is surely the best solution.
> Ol an gwella,
> Jon
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> University of Kent
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> ....
> In the earliest KS1 we had no "bÿs" forms at all. We abandoned them  
> entirely and
> had only "bës" forms. In that scenario we wrote them all "bes". We  
> were
> criticized for this (it was not inclusive of RMC), and so chose in  
> KS1 the
> Jordan-based umbrella graph, and wrote all of the words in this  
> class "beis".
> That was an example of inclusivity. Any user preferring any dialect  
> could say
> "beis" as [biːz] or [beːz] as he or she preferred. But that  
> solution was not
> preferred by the AHG, who offered only bys/bes, which unfortunately  
> is ambiguous
> with regard to all the y-words with short vowels and to all the e- 
> words which do
> not have an y/e alternation. (There are many words of both kinds.)  
> That
> ambiguity is not good for learners. So we marked those words with a  
> diacritical
> mark which is widely available in fonts and on operating systems,  
> and so is
> unproblematic for those reasons.
> ....
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Craig Weatherhill

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