[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

Nige Martin nige.martin at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 10:02:25 IST 2008


Too much use of the letter 'i' for my liking but, if needs must and there
exists no alternative, I will comply.
N


2008/6/25 Jon Mills <j.mills at email.com>:

> 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.
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