From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 30 2010 - 10:36:01 CDT
Frédéric Grosshans asked:
> Why did you chose the "fleur" words ? The question discussed about the
> accent do not seem to arise here.
I was struck by the issues about space, hyphen (or lack thereof)
and alternate spellings that could be illustrated by that
stretch of topics, so used that as the example. That range also
exhibited some of the concerns about parenthetical annotation
The points I wanted to make weren't really focussed all that
much on the French reverse accent weighting per se. Indeed, there
is a fair amount of evidence that the whole issue of French
reverse accent weighting is somewhat of an artificial one
anyway, as the treatment may vary from dictionary to dictionary
and is basically irrelevant for most ordering of lists, anyway.
I suspect that many French users would be utterly unable to
tell a "correct" ordering of all the modèle, modelé words
from an "incorrect" one, or would frankly much care in practice,
as long as they could find what they were looking for in the list.
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