[Spellyans] chi v chy

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Tue May 4 20:14:14 BST 2010

I prefer <chy> "house", <ky> "dog", <why> "you", etc. because they are the 
more traditional.
I think that there is a case for allowing <hi> "she" if <hy> is "her", and 
<ni> "we" if <ny> is the negative verbal particle (simply to reduce 
What did you mean by "the SWF leaks here"?


Andrew J. Trim

From: "Michael Everson" <everson at evertype.com>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2010 1:49 PM
To: "Standard Cornish discussion list" <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] chi v chy

> On 3 May 2010, at 04:48, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
>> I certainly prefer <chy> (& ky, why, hy etc.), but since <chi> etc. do 
>> occur traditionally, I believe they are justified.
> There is no justification for preferring them.
> Thousands of homes throughout Cornwall are named CHY -- quite properly.
> The rationale for -i in stressed monosyllables in the SWF is **NOT** that 
> this is an attested form. It was so that programmatic shifts between 
> SWF/RMC and SWF/RLC could be made. Unfortunately, the situation with 
> monosyllables in final -i~-y is not as simplistic as that -- in fact, the 
> SWF leaks here, and so the convention is not useful.
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