[Spellyans] Front unrounded vowels, was: The quantity system

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Tue Jun 24 19:25:40 BST 2008

At 21:18 +0300 2008-06-24, Owen Cook wrote:
>2008/6/24 Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>:
>>  At 18:16 +0100 2008-06-24, A. J. Trim wrote:
>>>However, we are in the modern world.
>>>I could live with <ë> with <ei> as an optional replacement graph for people
>>>who cannot or don't want to write diacritical marks.
>>>This would be similar to <ü> / <ue> in German.
>>  But it would lead to dydh/dedh/deidh as spellings
>>  for this word. I don't think we can get away with
>>  this!
>No, it would lead to only dëdh/deidh, the way Andrew proposes it.

Ah. Well, <deidh> is, I believe, beyond our 
grasp. It was fiercely rejected by the KK 
contingent, and since dëdh/dÿdh is a fairly 
unobtrusive way of handling the ambiguity in the 
SWF's dedh/dydh, I think we should compromise 
here, and not try to go further.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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