[Spellyans] eleven & only

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Sat Aug 22 19:15:57 IST 2009


Must have got carried way… <unnik> and <unikter> it is.

Dan

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Everson
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2009 5:32 PM



On 22 Aug 2009, at 15:28, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

 

> As far as I am aware the word unikter is a neologism.

 

That may be, though oddly Nance doesn't mark it with an asterisk. He  

does mark another neologism, *ünygeth, with an asterisk. So there we  

have UC unyk, unycter, and unygeth. That's two words (even if  

neologisms) derived from a stem. Wheg, whecter. Unnyk, unycter.  

Glanyth, glanythter. Pryveth, pryvetter. This is a familiar pattern in  

Cornish.

 

> How can that dictate how Revived Cornish is to be spelt? Shouldn’t  

> the neologism rather follow the traditional spellings and be amended  

> to *unekter?

 

Sorry, Dan, but I really don't understand you here. What is it that  

you are doing? The SWF accepted Ken George's vowels in unstressed  

syllables, did it not? Why then are you changing KK "unnik" to SWF  

"unnek", while retaining that vowel in "unikter"? Are you applying  

your *own* criteria for choosing via orthographic frequency? If so,  

how does that fit in with the principles of the SWF?

 

 

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

 

 

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