[Spellyans] <y Y> + diacritical

Jon Mills j.mills at email.com
Wed Jun 25 13:38:11 IST 2008


So why then do we not need a diaresis over <bm> ~ <mm>?
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: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:24:57 +0100
> 
> 
> At 12:01 +0000 2008-06-25, Jon Mills wrote:
> > Michael,
> > Why do you need to orthographically distinguish words with the 
> > bys/bes-alternation from those without?
> 
> So that learners and readers of one dialect can recognize those words
> written in the other dialect.
> 
> We already do exactly the same thing with pre-occlusion. We allow
> pre-occluders to write <bm> and <dn> and we allow non-pre-occluders
> to write <mm> and <nn>. And we restrict the use of <mm> and <nn> to
> words which may pre-occlude so that pre-occluding readers will not
> mispronounce words with short vowels but no pre-occlusion.
> 
> 
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Dr. Jon Mills,
School of European Culture and Languages,
University of Kent


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