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Researcher in quantum information, mainly on cryptography.


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accepted Is there a difference between Therefor and Therefore?
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asked Is there a difference between Therefor and Therefore?
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answered Why do some English speakers pronounce “fête” as “fate”?
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comment Why do some English speakers pronounce “fête” as “fate”?
It is /fɛt/ in French, and clearly not /fet/ (see fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/f%C3%AAte). As a French, I'm used native English speakers pronounce French /ɛ/ as /eɪ/ both in loanwards and when they speak French. It's part of the English accent to me.
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answered How is a' in mathematics pronounced?
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revised Any reference on the usage of a backtick and single quotation mark like `this'?
Correct the apostrophe (!) : I wrote Alice's instead of Alice’s
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revised When is creating punctuation appropriate?
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comment Any reference on the usage of a backtick and single quotation mark like `this'?
@Jon Purdy: 1. " is not unaltered but replaced by in the output. 2. The reason of this use is that TeX uses (mainly) a ASCII input, where '"` are defined while “”‘’ are not ASCII characters
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revised When is creating punctuation appropriate?
Edit 2 to add : italics.
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comment When is creating punctuation appropriate?
@tenfour: I'd naturally tend to agree with you, but the fact that irony punctuation keeps being proposed and/or used from 16th to 21st century tends to show persons feels the need, from ⸮ to ;-). I feel it is mainly used in place where one would put a special intonation while speaking the same sentence to mark the irony, similarly to what happens with ! and ?. If you like to speak ironic discourses with a straight face, then, obviously, you don't need any ironic punctuation.