Re: git: 71f0bf9790 - main - .vale/styles: Merge spelling-exceptions

From: Ceri Davies <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2023 18:23:36 UTC

> On 23 Dec 2023, at 11:33, Moin Rahman <> wrote:
>>> On Dec 23, 2023, at 12:07 PM, Ceri Davies <> wrote:
>>>> On 22 Dec 2023, at 14:59, Muhammad Moinur Rahman <> wrote:
>>> +descendents
>> Although I have not checked for the context in which it is used, this word is almost certainly misspelled as “descendent” is an adjective. The noun “descendants” is most likely the intended use.
> No it's not. The actual word is descendant which can be used as both Noun and Adjective and descendents is the plural of that.

That is not correct.  Pluralising a noun by adding an “s” does not frequently - or ever, as far as I can think - change the spelling of the rest of a word.

“Descendent”, as I said, is an adjective and the plural of “descendant” is “descendants”.

>> I am also struggling to ascertain anything in the way of a style guide for vale files.  Sometimes words with two letters in common are collapsed into a single expression, and sometimes they are not.  Is there a style guide?
> I try to concise this file as much as possible. If you mean writing style files check and if you mean what rules are used in the FreeBSD repo check the FDP Primer
> All the style resides in

I mean the style guide for the vale file itself.  There is nothing like that at the link above, so I conclude there is none. Could there be please?