[Spellyans] gostoyth, gosteyth, gostyth

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Mar 6 14:56:04 GMT 2009


On 6 Mar 2009, at 14:33, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> Would <teyrgweyth> better be transcribed as [ˈtɛɪrgwɪθ]?

If so, write <teyrgwyth>.

> In the SWF <ey> is used for eMC (early Middle Cornish /ei/) which I  
> have standardised as [ɛɪ] in my dictionary.

I read Middle Cornish /ei/ as [ei] or [eː], by no means [ɛɪ] (which  
no one says either).

> [əi] is <ei> in LC variants <kei>, <chei>, <hei> etc.

But those are in absolute final Auslaut. In KS it is unnecessary to  
write <kei>, <chei>, because <ky>, <chy> satisfies the requirement  
(there are three words in -y which do not have [əi] in RLC.) <ei> in  
these wirds is just decorative.

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





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