A. J. Trim
ajtrim at msn.com
Wed Jun 25 15:00:39 BST 2008
Bys "world" has a long vowel, so the <y> should be an <i>.
This gives bis and bes as the correct choice.
Both could be marked with an acute accent if desired to show that there is an alternative spelling/pronunciation: bís/bés.
Bys "until" has a short vowel so the <y> should be a <y>. Should the <s> be <ss>?
Similarly, with dídh/dédh, prís/prés.
There is no need for a diacritic to be on a <y>.
We are just marking the long vowels (now spelt correctly) to show that they have an alternative spelling, and not marking the long vowels that have just one spelling.
Andrew J. Trim
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