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Re: Skip should end lyric extender

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Skip should end lyric extender
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 20:13:59 +0200
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Dan Eble <address@hidden> writes:

> %% Semantically, the melisma ends at the skip.
> %% In the output, the extender continues to the next syllable.
> \version "2.19.65"
> <<
>   \context Voice = "V" { c''2 2 2 2 }
>   \context Lyrics \lyricsto "V" { Ah __ _ \skip 1 buh. }
> >>

I've had other occasions where I had not been able to make an extender
end where I considered it appropriate.  Possibly an even bigger
head-scratcher is

\version "2.19.65"
  \context Voice = "V" { c''2 2 2 2 }
  \context Lyrics \lyricsto "V" { Ah __ _ __ \skip 1 buh. }
where no extender at all gets printed.

The takeaway for this is that extenders at the current point of time
often don't work as expected and are pretty hard to make do something
useful.  I have a hard time figuring out what the current behavior is
supposed to be good for, or what the rules governing it actually are.

David Kastrup

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