[Spellyans] y-umlaut in 'Beunans Meriasek' ?
njawilliams at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 10:29:50 GMT 2008
<ij> is common in both BM and PA, in which latter texts one finds, for
In such cases <ijs> occurs at the end of the verbal adjective of
verbs in -ya.
Elsewhere in PA and in other texts, comparable verbal adjectives are
spelt with <yy>:
There are also examples of the same ending spelt <yes>:
It is also sometimes written <is>:
or as <ys>:
Where <ijs> occurs in rhyme, it rhymes with -ys:
kyllys ~ mevijs ~ genys ~ bys PA 4
sperys ~ convyctijs ~ parys ~ danvenys PA 18
ordys ~ apposijs BM 521, 525.
Since <ijs> is unstressed and monosyllabic
in such verbal adjectives, it seems reasonable to assume that <ijs>
is a written variant only, and is to be pronounced either [I at z] or [Iz].
In KS I write <grontys>, <lettys>, <dyghtys>.
This is not the same desinence as in <goliys> 'wounded', <chastiys>
'chastised', which is disyllabic.
On 21 Nov 2008, at 00:40, <ajtrim at msn.com> <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> I have always assumed (perhaps wrongly) that <ij> was a way of
> writing <ii>.
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