[Spellyans] Squires

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Fri Feb 19 19:06:46 GMT 2010

I don't think there's cause to geminate the r in speech, or to write it -rr-.

I also think that your transcription is unlikely. <ie> may be [iːə] under stress, but when the stress shifts I doubt that [ɪˈɛ] is at all likely. [iˈɛ] is more likely, realized as [iˈjɛ] most probably. In general I find your transcription to use far too many ɪ's.   

On 19 Feb 2010, at 18:35, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> I should write <sqwier> and give a MC plural <sqwierryon> [skwɪˈɛr(ː)jən], and an LC <sqwerryon> [ˈskwɛr(ː)jən]. An assimilation of [ɪ] after [w] before a stressed vowel seems a likely development.

Personally I don't favour having a RLC plural that differs from an RMC plural. So my question stands: should the plural be sqwieryon/sqwyeryon or sqweryon?

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

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