[Spellyans] a denewen "aside"

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Feb 10 14:02:45 GMT 2010


On 10 Feb 2010, at 13:05, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> KS and UCR spell <adenewan>; the attestations are <a denewen> (OM  
> 2063, BM 3114); N. Boson has <a treneuhan> in “Nebbaz Gerriau”. I  
> think SWF and KS ought to spell <adenewen> or <a denewen>.

You don't give any rationale for your choice. In the matter of  
unstressed syllables, there is -en and -an here, and you've given no  
reason to choose one over another. And you're proposing a change.

I can think of a reason for the change -- the vowel in the syllable  
under stress:

tenewan, tenwennow.

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

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