That makes sense. I was thinking along different lines: would it be
completely hideous to do (possibly in addition, depending on what you
want to *do* with the markup) something like <w>s<w>he</w></w> ?
James Cummings a écrit :
> This is exactly what I was going to argue. I think it fits in best with
> Wendell's division of simple vs complex notation. The string 's/he' in
> the english language is not a word. Nor do I believe it is truly
> offering me a choice between substituting she or he at this point.
> Whenever anyone reads this aloud they'll say something like 'she he' or
> 'he she' or 'he or she' rather than simply substituting a random choice
> of one or the other.
> In my mind at a very basic level this is:
> <expan>she or he</expan>
> Or maybe something like:
> <expan>s<ex>he or </ex>he</expan>
> I much prefer this to orig/reg. What form of regularisation is it to
> take something with less letters and funny characters and expand this
> into plain normal english words with spaces between them? Sounds to me
> like abbr/expan.
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