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Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters


Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> 
>  * "v" is never doubled ("shovel")

Except for all the words that Grant listed before.
> 
>  * a final "v" receives a superfluous "e" ("love")

It's not superfluous there, it's preventing "love" from looking like
it should rhyme with "of". (Of course you just have to know that it
also doesn't rhyme with "hove".)

>  * a final consonant is never doubled in a multisyllable word
>    ("havoc", "shovel")

Sometimes it is ("recall", "refill").

-- 
Greg