Talk:-k-

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RFD discussion: September 2020–January 2021[edit]

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I personally am not sure this should be deleted as opposed to just moved (to k? to some appendix about not-per-se-lexical/lexemic things Englsh does?), but per Wiktionary:Tea_room/2020/September#-k- (which see), an RFD is in order. - -sche (discuss) 15:27, 26 September 2020 (UTC)

To me this feels a little like having an entry for the ie (-ie-?) in ferries. Or more exactly, like the h- in Spanish huelo. It isn't a morpheme but just a spelling rule. —Granger (talk · contribs) 16:57, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete, don't move to k. It's an artifact of English spelling rules, not a morpheme. —Mahāgaja · talk 18:13, 26 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete. Not a dictionary item. Mihia (talk) 17:14, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete. "ck" is a digraph like "sh" or "ch" that's a positional variant of "c". It's used much as "qu" is in some Romance languages to prevent misreading of the phonetic value. The "k" has no identity separate from the digraph. Chuck Entz (talk) 17:31, 27 September 2020 (UTC)
  • Delete. Ultimateria (talk) 20:08, 1 October 2020 (UTC)
Someone needs to clean out Category:English words interfixed with -k- when this is deleted. - -sche (discuss) 20:36, 8 October 2020 (UTC)
(Re diff: OK, done, mostly by dropping any mention of k; if it's just "an artifact of English spelling rules, not a morpheme", I suppose it's not something to mention at all, like Urwald only says "ur- + Wald" and not also "+ the rule that initial letters and not medial letters are capitalized". The category now exists, like -k- does, solely to house the pharmaceutical morpheme.) - -sche (discuss) 06:56, 2 January 2021 (UTC)