Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters
On 2017-07-19 09:29, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
> Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz>:
>> Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>>> * 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".
> I'm pretty sure that wasn't the original motivation. If I had to guess,
> the reason was the possible visual confusion with "w".
> An interesting tidbit is that the English spelling demonstrates how the
> [o] sound regularly shifted into an [?] sound in front of nasals and
In UK English, "hover" has the short-O sound.
> Again, exceptions abound:
and then there's:
which is different again.