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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
> 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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