[Spellyans] Squires

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Sat Feb 20 15:07:55 GMT 2010

On 19 Whe 2010, at 19:06, Michael Everson wrote:

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

Except that we have a place name with the plural of 'skyber' (barn)  
i.e. Skiberriowe.  Is this name telling us something?

> 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> [skwɪ 
>> ˈɛr(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?
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Ray Chubb


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