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

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 17:23:16 IST 2008


I haven't really been following this discussion.
What exactly is Dan suggesting?

Nicholas

On 24 Jul 2008, at 17:20, Owen Cook wrote:

> 2008/7/24 A. J. Trim <ajtrim at msn.com> rug scrifa:
>> Yes. This looks good.
>> It appears to minimise the diacritical marks. I like that.
>>
>> By the way, gwiryoneth has been spelt two different ways. Which is  
>> right and
>> why?
>
> <gwiryoneth> is right -- the other spelling was my mistake.
>
> Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> rug scrifa:
>> Except that then you aren't even attempting to engage with the SWF.
>
> Neither are you when you substitute <au> for short <o> ... and <th, f>
> for final <dh, v> in unstressed syllables ... and <y> for unstressed
> <i>. Sheesh. Are we trying to fix a mistaken and incoherent system
> here, or not? Dan's proposal makes sense, at least vis-à-vis stressed
> syllables, and is a bit more streamlined than what we've been working
> with. I don't think it can be dismissed without a hearing.
>
> Actually, I think it might tread even more lightly on the SWF than
> does the diaeresis solution. The words that have consistent /I/ in
> both Late and Middle Cornish are admittedly numerous, but they mostly
> tend to be lower-frequency items than those in the alternating /i: ~
> e:/ set (gryll, myrr, pyt). And trimming the number of diacritics
> without adding ambiguity to the system is a further bonus.
>
> Agas gwas euvel,
> ~~Owen
>
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