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

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 14:11:09 IST 2008


2008/7/24 Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> rug screfa:
> The word for kitchen may be realized as ['kEg1n]
> or ['kEg at n] but I don't believe that the
> distinction is "important" to any speaker, and I
> don't believe that having multiple spellings for
> unstressed final syllables offers any advantage
> to any user. Therefore I prefer <kegyn> ['kEg1n]
> pl <kegynnow>~<kegydnow> [kE'gInoU]~[kE'gIdnoU].
> And I don't think that <kegen>/<kegydnow> is
> going to add value or decrease confusion in the
> orthography.

Agreed -- the added variants don't help anything. But by Dan's
suggestion, the plural should be <kegidnow>; thus <kegin> would make
sense analogically.

Oll an gwelha,
~~Owen




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