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

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jul 14 10:23:15 IST 2008

At 08:51 +0000 2008-07-14, Jon Mills wrote:
>The idea that <i>/<y>~<e> found in the 
>traditional corpus represents dialectal 
>variability is an interesting notion. However 
>this alternation might equally well represent 
>allophonic variation.

It might. In Revived Cornish, however, the 
distinction is dialectal in any case, becaue 
there are words in the bÿs/bës class distinct 
from words without the alternation.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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