[Spellyans] SWF review results.

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Apr 5 16:20:11 IST 2014


SWF doesn't use final -y., except in a few cases such as pronouns <my> and <ty> (another SWF inconsistency)  It uses final -i.  So -y could be used for -i/-ei.  Unless I've omitted something in my thinking.
If I'm correct in this it would also give us <hy>, <ny>, <why> <anjy>.   <My and <ty> would have to be respelt <mi, ti>

Craig



On 2014 Ebr 5, at 12:21, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 4 Apr 2014, at 22:57, A. J. Trim <ajtrim at msn.com> wrote:
> 
>> Issue: (53) Final <i> / <ei> variants.
>> Proposal for resolution:: Recommended: Remain as is. It would be beneficial to resolve this into one grapheme, but difficult to see how. Scale of recognition: 1.8% (1 respondent):
>> 
>> Why is it difficult to see how <-y> could be used as an umbrella graph "to resolve this into one grapheme”?
> 
> Because final ‹y› isn’t always a part of the class of why/whei words.
> 
>> After all <-y> is not used for anything else in word-final position.
> 
> Yes, it is. Unstressed final ‹y› is usually pronounced [i], as in gocky. 
> 
>> It could stand for both pronunciations here.
> 
> I agree with you. The number of stressed monosyllables in the why/whei class is not very large; neither is the number of stressed monosyllables in the y-only class. The small bit of orthographic ambiguity here is outweighed by our preference for authentic word-shapes. (The SWF expects us to write whi/whei.)
> 
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