[Spellyans] SWF glossary

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sat Jul 24 19:37:28 IST 2010


On 24 Jul 2010, at 19:21, Daniel Prohaska wrote:

> Thanks for this. The spelling **Pennsans is clearly wrong because a) there is no agreement on place names, and b) the first syllable is unstressed.
> In the SWF <nn> per se does not necessarily imply pre-occlusion as we see with the much discussed example <jynn> which does not have a variant **jydn.

In practice, the overwhelming majority of words in -nn- do pre-occlude, and for this reason it is probable that writing <jynn> will cause the erroneous pronunciation *jydn. This is an unnecessary fault in orthography design. 

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





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