[Spellyans] fleece

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Nov 26 11:49:35 GMT 2009


Yes, we know that George's distinction between <iw> [iʊ] and <yw>  
[ɪʊ] is unwarranted. This is orthogonal to the discussion.

On 26 Nov 2009, at 11:27, nicholas williams wrote:

> But if the reflex of <iw> is written <ew> and <eu>, then aspiring to  
> distinguish <iw> and <yw/ew> is not merely aspirational, it's  
> erroneous.
>
> On 26 Du 2009, at 11:19, Michael Everson wrote:
>
>> This is not relevant. The "justification" for them in the SWF is  
>> (1) George has it in KK, (2) The Kesva and Cowethas members of the  
>> AHG "aspire" (or said that they did) to distinguish <iw> and <yw>  
>> in speech.

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





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