[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical
eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jun 24 18:00:08 BST 2008
Of all the accented letters, <y Y> is perhaps the most problematic
for some computer fonts/keyboards. If I'm right in thinking that
there would only ever be one single accent to go on a <y Y>, then
maybe the rule should read:
> "For this phoneme, the recommended combining diacritic on <y Y> is
> the circumflex, as used by Lhuyd. However, if your keyboard or
> chosen font lacks this particular option, the following are
> -- <y Y> with combining umlaut/diaeresis
> -- <y Y> with combining grave, acute or macron accent
> -- as a last resort (for the likes of emails or bulletin boards),
> <y Y> followed by the non-combining < ^ > or < \ > characters."
On 24 Jun 2008, at 14:59, Owen Cook wrote:
> 2008/6/24 A. J. Trim <ajtrim at msn.com>:
>> The Late Cornish chei, kei, crei could be written chy, ky, cry.
>> Final <y> could be an umbrella graph for the <-i> & <-ei> of the
>> SWF, and the result looks more authentically based on Tudor spelling.
> Yes, I agree with this suggestion too.
> Actually, Jenner wrote y-circumflex in such items, and personally I
> think this would be the best solution for our purposes as well.
> (Michael, however, will raise font limitations as an objection.
> Personally, I rarely use a font unless it has extensive Unicode
> support, so this is irrelevant to me, but there's probably something
> to it for the majority of Cornish users.)
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