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Re: [Lilypond-auto] Issue 4076 in lilypond: allow bn for B-natural in En

From: lilypond
Subject: Re: [Lilypond-auto] Issue 4076 in lilypond: allow bn for B-natural in English
Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20:27:52 +0000

Comment #33 on issue 4076 by address@hidden: allow bn for B-natural in English

Comment #31 seems to get the idea.
The convention on which the usefulness of 'bn' to be helpful is just a personal style but also the way we name the note in English, when the "-natural" is noteworthy.

The concern before was due to the fact that we skip pronouncing the "-flat" in B-flat when it so obvious that pronouncing it would be merely annoying. Some people stop _thinking_ "-flat" in those cases, thinking of B as the name of the scale-step, which might lead to mistakes in pitch entry. I thought that allowing 'bn' would help those users to remember "type the explicit pitches"; the mailing list thought allowing 'bn' would postpone a needed re-education.

Therefore we can keep the easier-to-find \language"english" in case people are spurred to re-learn by the error message upon 'bn', and let them switch to \language"brief" if they consciously decide that they want "'an' and 'bn' as synonyms for 'a' and 'b'".

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