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rlpowell posts: 14214

On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 08:33:33AM -0800, Jorge Llamb?as wrote:
>
> --- Pierre Abbat wrote:
> > According to the Magic Words page, {ybu} "is considered a single
> > word of selma'o BU" (I suppose you mean BY) and this is done
> > first. What does {zo y bu} turn into, as compared with {zo a
> > bu}?
>
> {zo y bu} = the word 'ybu'
>
> {zo a bu} = the lerfu 'a'
>
> This is the ugly consequence of introducing exceptions.

Yep.

> We could introduce further exceptions and preprocess {a bu}, {e
> bu}, {i bu}, {o bu} and {u bu} as well, but one exception always
> leads to another and the result is a mess.

I agree. Let's not.

If I thought I could get away with dropping "y bu" entirely, I
would.

-Robin

 


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