[Spellyans] redistribution of <i> and <y>

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Wed Jul 23 10:30:32 IST 2008


This could prove to be difficult to learn but at least it is a coherent system. 
That would be better than the current SWF where, if there is a system, we don't know what it is.

It is not clear to me when (or whether) you would use <y> other than in <ÿ>/<ë> words..


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim




From: Daniel Prohaska 
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 8:40 AM
To: 'Standard Cornish discussion list' 
Subject: [Spellyans] redistribution of <i> and <y>


I would like to hear everyone’s opinions on the following idea for redistributing <y> and <i> in the SWF. I would write <i> where bother Late and Middle Cornish have /i/ and /i:/, and write <y> ~ <e> (in dictionaries <ÿ> ~ <ë>) where Middle Cornish has /I/ and /I:/, but Late Cornish has /e/ and /e:/. 

 

Examples:

SWF <brentin>; RMC /”brentin/, RLC /”brentin/;

SWF <kegyn>; RMC /”kegin/, RLC /”keg at n/; 

SWF <tir>; RMC /ti:r/, RLC /ti:r/;

SWF <bys> ~ <bes>; RMC */bI:z/ = [bi:z] ~ [bIz] ~ [beIz] etc., RLC /be:z/; 

 

Dan

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:31 PM



At 21:46 +0100 2008-07-20, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

>Good question - if <y> is a short i and <i> a long one, then this makes

>no sense at all.

 

“That is the SWF (and KS) rule for monosyllables. In KS we are making an attempt to rationalize (and make teachable) the distribution of <i> and <y>.

 

Nicholas and I tried many times to have this distribution dealt with 

during the AHG meetings when we were asked our advice. Our concerns 

were not addressed. Not even acknowledged.

-- 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com”

 

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