[Spellyans] Treylyans

nicholas williams njawilliams at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 21:26:42 IST 2008


Yes. ME y: becomes ju: in Modern English.
The same thing happens with further borrowings suit, university,  
virtue, etc. where the original y: has become ju:


On 20 Oct 2008, at 20:08, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 21 Oct 2008, at 01:44, nicholas williams wrote:
>
>> dy:k and dju:k as in English
>
> Neil writes dûk. No way is that [dyːk] and it certainly didn't  
> become [diːk]. (I know his <duchi> is unattested but it's still  
> [ˈdʊtʃi] not [ˈdɪtʃi].)
>
> Do you think the phonology of BK had [y:] for this word?
>
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
>
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