[Spellyans] y-umlaut in 'Beunans Meriasek' ?

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Nov 22 20:51:32 GMT 2008


On 22 Nov 2008, at 20:00, Ray Chubb wrote:

> That is why I always write; 'Kernewek Unyes' not 'Kernewek Unys'.   
> Others, who shall be nameless, seem to think that the two endings  
> are interchangeable, I am not sure that they are.

I'm not nameless. I believe that -ya words form their verbal  
adjectives in -ys and that -ia words form their verbal adjectives in - 
ies. That is, [jə] > [ɪs] and [iːə] > [iːəs].

>

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com





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