[Spellyans] kist, Crist

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 19:32:00 BST 2008

All ë forms can be written with ÿ.  I write dëdh and bëdh but ÿs  
because I say dedh, bedh and ys [i:z]. If I said [di:D] and [bi:D] I  
should write dÿdh and bÿdh. Dydh is curious. Tregear always writes  
<dith> (13 times) but <an Jeth> (6 times). This, among other things,  
makes me think that some bys/bes words had both an [i:] pronunciation  
and an [e:] pronunciation.
My preferences follow UCR but others may prefer y to e in some words.  
The system is unambiguous, rational, and as far as possible authentic.
Prëv is not attested but preve is. Since we do not write silent e,  
prev is the spelling. Since pryf is also attested prëv and prÿv are  
both allowed.

Gallas Lucifer droke preve CW 335
ythew an very pryfna CW 1817.

The great advantage of this approach to bys/bes words is that it  
doesn't arbitrarily chose pryf and ignore preve or vice versa.


On 29 Jun 2008, at 19:18, Terry Corbett wrote:

> That is an excellent beginning on bringing a rational order to these  
> spellings. Do all the  <e> dieresis have a < y > diaresis companion  
> spelling?
> Terry
> On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 11:18 AM, nicholas williams <njawilliams at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
> I give here how I would spell them in KS (emended SWF Trad.) I  
> should welcome comments and corrections
> Nicholas
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