[Spellyans] Trailya

Ray Chubb ray at spyrys.org
Sun Dec 2 19:41:38 GMT 2012


On 2 Kev 2012, at 13:55, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 2 Dec 2012, at 09:28, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org> wrote:
>
>> I have just noticed that KS uses 'trailya' for 'to turn'.  I wonder  
>> why it was felt necessary to use such a late example of this word.
>>
>> What is wrong with 'treylya' as used in the SWF?
>
> The SWF doesn't reliably distinguish ‹ay› and ‹ey›. In KS  
> ‹ay› is [aɪ] as in "may halla" and ‹ey› is [əɪ] as in  
> "seythen". Words like paintya and trailya are pronounced with [eː].

In which case Nance's original 'trēlya' would appear to suffice having  
it seems, after a quick count only, more examples in the historical  
texts than any other spelling.
>
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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