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

Tom Trethewey tom.trethewey at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Jul 11 10:34:36 IST 2008

Michael Everson wrote:
>The fact is that is an [i:] class of words and an [e:] class of words and an [i:]~[e:] class of words. 
I agree that there are three "classes of words" here.  I do not agree with the suggested pronunciations.
>The SWF writes the first class with <i> and the second class with <e> and the third class with <y>~<e>. This causes intolerable ambiguity so in KS we write the third class <ÿ>~<ë>.
It would be much simpler to write the third class with <y>.

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