[texhax] "@" : vowel or glottal stop ? (was : Some puzzling TeX)

Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Feb 19 13:12:03 CET 2011

Uwe Lueck wrote:
 > "Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd)"<P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk>  wrote 19.02.2011 11:37:16:
 >> I have never understood (and continue to fail to understand)
 >> why, when Don made it quite clear in Plain.TeX that "@" is a
 >> vowel,
 > where? how? How are \thr@@, \count@, \prim at s, \pr at m@s, \pr@@@s pronounced?

\thr@@  : three
\count@ : count zero
\prim at s : primes
\pr at m@s : primes
\pr@@@s : primes (@ abused as "m" here)

(skipping over the rest, probably too long to discuss on-list).

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