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Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters


Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>:

> Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>>> * the final consonant of a single-syllable word is doubled only if the
>>>   consonant is "k", "l" or "s" ("kick", "kill", "kiss")
>>
>> ... or "f" ("stiff") or "z" ("buzz")
>
> or sometimes "r" ("burr"), or "t" ("butt").

Those are exceptions.

The ortographic principles are being forgotten. Hence:

    rev - revved (instead of *reve - *reved)
    savvy (instead of *savy)
    fulfill (Am., instead of fulfil)
    wellbeing (instead of *welbeing)


Marko