[Spellyans] y & i

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Jun 28 15:19:15 IST 2008


At 15:14 +0100 2008-06-28, A. J. Trim wrote:

>That seemed like a good idea, that is until you realise that <i> has 
>to be changed to <y> when an ending is added, e.g. gwir, gwyryoneth; 
>tir, tyryow.
>
>The alternative would be to retain <i> anomalously as [I], e.g. 
>gwiryoneth and tiryow.

This is what we have. <i> is [i:] and <y> is {I] in monosyllables and 
their derivatives.
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Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com




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