[Spellyans] cledh etc

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 17:09:17 GMT 2013


Going back to another aspect of ancledhys: most people seem to be happy
with ancledhys but that raises another problem of the initial vowel-/a/.
SWF starts it with /yn/. This would make a difference as to where to put it
in a dictionary


On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>wrote:

> On 15 Jan 2013, at 16:23, Dan, then Michael wrote:
>
> >> 2) Sorting out how to represent short /u/, short /o/ and short /y/ ~
> /i/ consistently. My preference is ‹u› for short /u/, ‹o› for short /o/ and
> ‹ü› for short /y/ ~ /i/.
> >
> > In KS we use ‹u› for /y/~/i/ and not ‹ü› because the /y/~/i/ phoneme is
> much much much more common than the /u/ phoneme. Therefore we mark short
> ‹ù› and long ‹û›. This reduces the number of diacritics in a typical text.
> This is a good idea, since some people don't like them.
>
> Um, wait. You only mentioned short vowels, Dan. So what do you want? Here
> is how we do it:
>
> /y/~/i/ ‹u› when short, ‹u› when long; the regular length rules (voiced or
> voiceless following consonant) tell you which. I don't believe we found ANY
> exceptions to the regular length rules for this class. So it never needs a
> diacritical mark.
>
> /u/ ‹ù› when short, ‹û› when long. Diacritical marks always used.
>
> /o/ ‹o› when short, ‹o› when long; the regular length rules (voiced or
> voiceless following consonant) tell you which. In instances where the
> regular length rules do not apply, ‹ò› when short, ‹ô› when long (côta,
> còst).
>
> Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
>
>
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