[Spellyans] y-umlaut in 'Beunans Meriasek' ?

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 12:31:02 GMT 2008

Or could [jIz] not have simply been written as <ys> as well as <ijs>
and <yys> and <yes>? I mean, do we see many spellings like <ijs> or
<yys> for ordinary [Iz]? And do we have any evidence from Lhuyd of the
pronunciation [Iz] for words like passyes?

Though free variation between [jIz] and [Iz] is certainly possible, I
tend to agree with Ray in privileging [jIz].


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