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Feb 17 '19 at 18:26 comment added vectory In the same sense, goddessship contains the grapheme sh once, and only two s. And in fact, a printing press type might have a ligatur letter for sh in the typesetting sense of letter, I guess (though I only know that of ff for a fact).
Jan 22 '15 at 22:48 comment added Colin Fine <ll> is unambiguously one letter in Welsh, just as <ij> is one letter in Dutch. The fact that they resemble sequences of letters in other languages' writing systems is irrelevant.
Dec 11 '14 at 5:49 comment added Danger Fourpence @Flying Yes. I was just wondering whether <ll> is considered two letters or one. Is it two because it is made up of two graphemes (<l> twice) or is it one letter because it occupied one "slot" in the Welsh alphabet and <l> another.
Dec 11 '14 at 5:45 comment added Flying @Danger Fourpence The question is tagged with ortography, so then I thought the asker was looking for letters...
Dec 11 '14 at 5:41 comment added Flying @darkgamma You are absolutely right, I was just giving a quick reference, stating that an ortographic rule stops Norwegian from writing three consecutive identical consonants. I would definetely write trafikkork
Dec 11 '14 at 0:56 comment added Danger Fourpence I was also thinking of LlanfairPG. It depends whether the question is asking about graphemes, so here we have 4 consecutive letters, or whether it was asking about letter in the language's alphabet - in this case, LlanfairPG only has two consecutive letters as <ll> is considered different to <l> in the Welsh alphabet: "<a b c ch d dd e f ff g ng h i j l ll ... y>
Dec 10 '14 at 23:17 comment added Darkgamma I specifically asked my Norwegian teacher about the Norwegian example and he told me that, while examples such as "trafikk-kort" and "trafikk-kork" are possible, he has more frequently seen either "trafikkort" (with a dropped letter) or just plain compounded "trafikkkort". He also said that "trafikk-kort" vs. "trafikkkort" looks to him as more of a register distinction than an orthographical rule following vs. violation
Dec 9 '14 at 19:35 history answered Flying CC BY-SA 3.0