[Spellyans] Is there a future for the SWF?
craig at agantavas.org
Mon May 14 15:58:31 IST 2012
<whi> to <whei> is nice, convenient and easier to explain to learners
than <why> to <whei>. Place-name histories feature <chi> as often as
<chy>. It's one reason why I don't object to it. That plus the
historical justification which the real horrors (k, ks, kw, hw, mm/nn
in unstressed syllables) don't share.
One of the things we need to consider is where we can bargain, and
with what. Accepting <-i> at the Review might be a useful
bargaining chip if it helps us get shot of one of the horrors.
On 14 Me 2012, at 15:41, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 14 May 2012, at 11:28, Nicholas Williams wrote:
>> It's quite common in Middle Cornish too:
> Nevertheless it is agreed that we may write -y in polysyllables.
> Unfortunately (for the SWF), we are not "permitted" to write -y in
> monosyllables. Why not? As far as I can see, it is only so that MAGA
> can automatically convert what they consider to be SWF MC to SWF
> LC. Thus they can convert ‹hwi› and ‹whi› to ‹hwei› or ‹whei›.
> I certainly prefer ‹why›, which is the most normal traditional form.
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