>In 'Christmastime' only the first 'st' ligature would be
>appropriate; traditionally for compound words (that is, for the
>endlng syllable of the one and for the beginning of the other)
>ligatures are not used, ostensibly to maintain the identity of the
>individual word segments.
So what is the practical value of word segment maintenance?
Hrant (replying to me)
> > do such ligatures have aesthetic and functional value?
>Both. But the latter is largely ignored, for example by people
>who think that the "ct" and "st" ligatures are fatally cute.
Not always fatal but almost always cute.
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