[Spellyans] Squires

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Sat Feb 20 13:00:14 GMT 2010

In <sqwieryon> the first <i> is not stressed, so could it be spelt 
<sqwyeryon>? It may be better with an <i> but that breaks the stress rule. 
However, if you double the <r>, giving <sqwierryon>, then the correct stress 
is more obvious. I am not proposing to pronounce the <r> double, just to 
write it so.
In the other examples of <-ryon> that we have seen, the <r> is doubled when 
the syllable that ends in the <r> is stressed and preceded by a <y> or a 
<w>. The one exception is clearly from English, and here the stress pattern 
is abnormal, going from the first syllable in the singular to penultimate in 
the plural. Perhaps the writer was unsure about how to spell that one.


Andrew J. Trim

From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 20, 2010 12:04 PM
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Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Squires

> On 20 Feb 2010, at 11:24, janicelobb at tiscali.co.uk wrote:
>> what have you got against  -ion endings for LC?
> It is nothing about "having anything 'against'" anything. But we make a 
> distinction between -ion and -yon.
> In KS and in the SWF, when we write <io> it means that the first element 
> is stressed [ˈiːə], while <yo> means that the first element is a consonant 
> [jə].
> The plural of Kembro is Kembrion [kɛmˈbɹiːən] (kem-BRI-on)
> The plural of Pibor is piboryon [pɪˈbɔɹjən] (pi-BOR-yon)
> In "Berlitz transcription": io means EE-uh and yo means yuh.
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