From: Dominikus Scherkl (Dominikus.Scherkl@glueckkanja.com)
Date: Wed Nov 06 2002 - 10:04:46 EST
> > > Firstly, the claim that there must be no ligation over subword
> > > boundaries is made only for German.
> > It is also valid for Slovak and Czech.
> I still wonder a bit why.
There are wonderful words in German like "Wachstube"
this could mean "guards room" (Wach-Stube, so "st" may be
ligated) or "wax tube" (Wachs-Tube, so an "st"-ligature
would force misreadings).
In this rare case both readings make sense, but there are
many more where a displaced ligature would simply lead to
misreadings where sylables are gathered the wrong way
which don't make any sense at all.
-- Dominikus Scherkl firstname.lastname@example.org
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