[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Wed Jun 25 11:05:37 IST 2008


No.
Well, perhaps "awful" is a bit strong but I would prefer not to use it.


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim



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From: "Jon Mills" <j.mills at email.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 9:55 AM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

> 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
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>>
>> 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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