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

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Nov 23 14:05:06 GMT 2008


On 23 Nov 2008, at 13:57, Craig Weatherhill wrote:

> I don't pretend to be correct but I have always understood this to  
> be as follows:
>
> to destroy = destrya (des-TREE-uh)
> destroyed = destryes (des-TREE-uz)

Here, yes, because the stress is on the vowel before the final schwa.  
That's why we write <destria> and <destries> in KS for these.

In <unya> 'to unite' we don't have a stressed vowel before the final  
schwa, which is why we write <unya> and <unys> in KS for this.

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





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