[Spellyans] The quantity system

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Jun 25 12:50:50 BST 2008

At 09:30 +0000 2008-06-25, Jon Mills wrote:
>Yes, this something that has been bothering 
>me. If the word 'provia' carries tonic stress on 
>[-i-] then the [-i@] is an example of two vowels 
>with hiatus as you describe.

We mention this in KS 16 §1.5.8.

>This contrasts with 'profya' that ends with a 
>rising diphthong [j@]. Rial/ryal contains a 
>diphthong [-i at -].

That distinction doesn't affect the pronunciation 
in a discernible way, since profia is a 
polysyllable and rial is a monosyllable.

How do you want to spell [i:@] and [j@], Jon? I 
don't see you making a constructive proposal.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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