[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Jun 25 09:55:31 IST 2008


What I want from the SWF is the possibility to use traditional forms. The attested traditional forms are  deth, deyth, dyth (Middle & Tudor) and deeth (Late). Am I the only person who thinks the diaresis looks awful?
Jon

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
> To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
> Subject: Re: [Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical
> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:53:23 +0100
> 
> 
> At 21:36 +0300 2008-06-24, Owen Cook wrote:
> > Good, I like it -- we can use <ÿ> as a stand-in for y-circumflex for
> > those who find themselves without a y-circumflex-supporting font.
> > Perfect. All the more reason not to use <ÿ> in words like dedh and
> > pres! ;-)
> 
> I see the smiley but the problem here is simply
> how to deal with the SWF's ambiguous dydh/dedh.
> We won't succeed with deidh, beautiful as it is.
> That means marking the vowels, and there, there
> is only one technical choice that will not
> backfire on us.
> --
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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