[Spellyans] chi v chy

Daniel Prohaska daniel at ryan-prohaska.com
Mon May 3 12:48:51 IST 2010


I certainly prefer <chy> (& ky, why, hy etc.), but since <chi> etc. do  
occur traditionally, I believe they are justified.
Dan

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On 03.05.2010, at 10:19, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org> wrote:

> The choice of 'chi' for the SWF has its critics, but I'm not sure  
> that the choice is such a bad thing.  For a start the progression  
> chi > chei (for the Late variant) is more smoothly attained than chy  
> > chei.  I thought that a check on the historical validity of chi  
> might be a useful exercise, so I did a count of historical forms of  
> the word, as a generic, in place-name history prior to 1750, and  
> came up with the following count:
>
> CHI - 69 examples
> CHY - 152
> CHE - 24
> CHUY - 2
> CHIE - 3
> CHOY - 1
> CHEY - 1
> CHEI - 2
>
> CHY runs away with it, but 69 exx. of CHI does give this spelling  
> firm historical validity.
> --
> Craig
>
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