Simplified: “intendant” question

I’m writing a little blurb on stroke precedence in Gregg (how you should write “tn” first if there’s a choice between that and “nt” for example), and I wanted to use the word “intendant” as an example. The Anniversary dictionary logically illustrates my point and has n-tn-tn. Unfortunately, the Simplified dictionary acts like the d doesn’t exist and has “n-tn nt”. Is there some guiding principle behind this, or should this might as well be a brief form?

Thanks 🙂

(by niftyboy1 for everyone)

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  1. That's bizarre Chuck. I could've sworn I checked my Simplified dictionary and saw n-tn-d for "intend", but evidently I was hallucinating! If I ever do need to write that word, I intend 🙂 to write it as the other versions do since it makes more sense to my brain.

    Thanks for your input 🙂

  2. The reason for that is that since the "d" is eliminated in the root word, all derivatives in Simplified are formed with disjoined suffixes:

    intend — intendant – intended
    pretend — pretender — pretended

    Compare that to "attend" and "contend", in which we "d" is kept, to distinguish it from "attain", and "contain". There, you would write with double "tn" the word "attendant".

    Incidentally, Simplified is the only version in which "intendant" is written "n – tn – disjoined nt". In all others, it is written with the double tn. (Just like the word "manufacture".)

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