[Spellyans] The quantity system

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Jun 25 09:38:12 IST 2008


Writing <ia> and <ya> is not a good way to distinguish stress. We currently do not have a way of marking irregular stress in words such as mytern ‘king’. The only sensible way to mark stress is by using a diacritic: mytèrn, profia, provìa.
Jon

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] The quantity system
> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 17:33:50 +0100
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> 
> At 19:28 +0300 2008-06-24, Owen Cook wrote:
> > Yes, but we don't mark stress. Kernowek Dasunys did, but neither 
> > KS nor the SWF do.
> 
> KS marks stress in distinguishing <ia> and <ya>, even if not elsewhere.
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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