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

Owen Cook owen.e.cook at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 15:57:38 IST 2008


And the circumflex would be useful for helping make that distinction clear.

By the bye, is there any evidence for diphthongization in 'devry'?
Gendall's unpublished dictionary mentions only /i:/. I would have
expected diphthongization here.

~~Owen

2008/6/24 Craig Weatherhill <weatherhill at freenet.co.uk>:
> Yes, when stressed as it is in these examples.  Obviously, this would
> not apply to final -y in words such as <gwary>.
>
> Craig




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