[Spellyans] gostoyth, gosteyth, gostyth
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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