I know my beloved Anniversary is fickle and inconsistent and sometimes drives me crazy. I’m going to vent:
And I can understand why, if “side” is written S-I, “sides” written as S-I-S can easily be transcribed wrong as “size.” But why have “side” write S-I and yet “sides” as S-I-D-S? That’s so obviously inconsistent.
For the record, I’ve been writing S-I-S for “sides” all these years, not knowing any better.
As much as I liked the functional method (“no rules!”), the system can have used a bit of tweaking.