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Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Oct 9 11:05:42 BST 2010

It is most certainly a short vowel.  The use of -i- in the SWF makes  
no sense.  However, people might cite the surname Keast where the  
vowel has become long, but there is a shortage of evidence to confirm  
kyst as the origin of this surname.


On 9 Hed 2010, at 10:10, Michael Everson wrote:

> SWF gives kist but this must be [kiːst] according to the SWF's rules  
> of length. But Nance and Williams give kyst [kɪst], not *kȳst, and  
> Gendall gives kist [kɪst], not *kîst. A long vowel is incorrect  
> here; the spelling in SWF should be kyst; it is kyst in KS.
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