[Spellyans] 'to do' in KS

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Jan 2 12:37:54 GMT 2009


On 2 Jan 2009, at 01:15, Eddie Climo wrote:

> On 1 Jan 2009, at 18:40, Michael Everson wrote:
>> It also makes mutations a bit easier for learners:
>> Compare gwil, qwil, wil, whil with gul, cul, wul, whul
>
> That sounds like special pleading.

I wasn't pleading. The forms <gwil> and <gul> and <gruthyl> are all  
attested. Nicholas was asking which form we might prefer in KS as  
primary.

Nicholas is right about *whil and *whul by the way; nothing will cause  
those.

> What about all the other < g- > words for which no < gw- > form is  
> feasible? Learners will still have to learn the mutations for  
> initial G in those words; 'gul' has been just one more of those words.

True, but this is a very common word.

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





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