[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks

Tom Trethewey tom.trethewey at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jul 10 11:48:31 IST 2008

What evidence have you that <res> 'necessary' is in a different category from <bys> 'finger', or indeed from <bys> 'world'?  The spelling of 'necessary' and 'world' in the texts is remarkably similar.

--- On Thu, 10/7/08, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:

can't distinguish <res> 'necessary' [re:z] which 
has only one pronunciation from SWF <bes> 
'finger' which can be pronounced [bi:z] or 

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