everson at evertype.com
Mon Oct 11 13:18:28 IST 2010
On 11 Oct 2010, at 14:33, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> Instinctively yes, I would agree. I , too, pronounce it with a short vowel. The SWF is ambiguous where <y> is concerned; it can represent short [ɪ] or long [ɪː].
No, Dan. It can represent short [ɪ] or it can represent long [ɪː]~[iː] *in words which alternate with [eː] in later Cornish*. There is no *kest form of this word, so kyst is [kɪst], not *kÿst~këst.
> The vowel before /st/ is by default long in the SWF.
The SWF doesn't make provision for marking anomalous vowel length.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
More information about the Spellyans